history key topic one

political problems 1918-23

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political problems right wing and left wing

the start of the weimar republic was marked by political unrest. those on the right wing of politics:

  • want to keep society very stable
  • want a strong government by powerful leaders
  • support capitalism
  • stress the importance of the family unit,law and traditional values
  • are nationalist
  • fascism and nazism are extreme right wing movements

on the left wing of politics:

  • want to change society rapidly
  • aim to treat all people as equals and give political power to workers
  • oppose capitalism - abolish private ownership of land or buisness
  • are internationalist - stress co-operation of nations

socialists - left wing commuism is an extreme left wing movement

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