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Threats to Weimar
Political threats
Economic threats
Weaknesses of the constitution

Economic Threats

German Economy 1919 ­ 1923

Causes of hyperinflation:

The existing economic chaos created the Kaiser after the war.
Treaty of Versailles had £6,600 million reparations payment and there was a
loss of 13% of their territory.
Mistakes…

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Hyperinflation

Winners

+ People who owed a fixed amount. Could pay it off with less money in a quick
time.
+ Anybody who had money ­ businessmen. Able to pay property cheaply as a long
term investment.
+ Peasants who grew their own food.

Losers

- Workers on a fixed…

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