Germany 1918-1945

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Essential Germany 1918-1945 S.H.P

Why did Germany need a new government?

  • The German army was retreating and the peple were facing starvation
  • There were uprising against the Kaiser
  • The allies would only make peace if Germany became democratic
  • The Kaiser abdicated the throne

How was the Weimar Republic governed?


The Weimar Constitution

  • The President
    • Elected every seven years
    • Controlled the armed forces
    • Stayed out the day-to-day running of the country
    • In emergeny he could make laws without going through the Reichstag
  • The Chancellor
    • Appointed from the Reichstag by the President
    • Resposible for the day-to-day running of the countr
  • The Reichsag
    • Voted on new laws
    • The Chancellor needed more than half of its support
    • Members were elected every four years through proportional representation
  • The German people
    • Elected the president and the members of the Reichstag
    • All men and women over the age of 20 could vote
    • All adults had equal rights and the right of free speech

Terms of the Treaty of Versailles

  • Germany lost 13% of its land (and the 6million


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