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the strengths and weakness of the wemar republic

After Germany lost the First World War, the Kaiser fled and a new democratic government of Germany was declared in February 1919 at the small town of Weimar. It was too dangerous to make a declaration in Berlin where there had just been a revolt by a Communist group called the Spartacists. The Weimar Republic was a genuine attempt to create a perfect democratic country. The Weimar Republic looked like the perfect democracy, but it had two great weaknesses - proportional representation and Article 48.

The perfect democracy?

These features of the Republic served to ensure that it was the perfect democracy:

  • A Bill of Rights guaranteed every German citizen freedom of speech and religion, and equality under the law.
  • All men and women over the


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