The Weimar Republic

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The Weimar Republic

  • After Germany lost the First World War, the Kaiser fled and a new democratic government was declared in February 1919 at the small town of Weimar. The Weimar Republic was an attempt to create a perfect democratic country.
  • It had two great weaknesses; Proportional Representation and Article 48
  • The features of the Republic that served to ensure that it was the perfect democracy were:

      A Bill of Rights guaranteed every German Citizen freedom of speech and religion, and      equality under the law.



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