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How are they chosen? What are their powers/responsibilities? Who are they answerable to?

The people elected the President every He enjoyed considerable powers such as: They were answerable to the
President seven years. German population as they were
The right to dissolve the Reichstag. the ones who elected the

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Aspects Strengths Weaknesses
Article 48 gave the President the It did not state what an "emergency" was and gives him the President an unlimited power without restraint
Article 48 power to rule by decree in the therefore creating a dictatorship. In the end it turned out to be the back…

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Whilst the spirit of the Weimar Constitution was democratic and progressive, many of the institutions
remained dedicated to the values of Imperial Germany. (Biased, right wing, anti-democracy)


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