Concentrated more on the beginning of the Republic 1919-1923
Article 48 provided a means of flexibility which crises could be dealt with (used 130 times). E.g used to put down the Munich Putsch.
Changes including a creation of the Reich (state) as a parliamentary democracy.
Chancellor and Cabinet now needs majority political support in the Reichstag.
Political stability created by the built-in checks and balances = more support for democracy. E.g the President directly elected by the people, use of PR.
Good balance between authority and democracy?
Support against revolution attempts. E.g Red Bavaria 1919, the Ebert-Groener agreement, Kapp Putsch.
Stresemann - Chancellor Aug-Nov 1923, Foreign Minister 1923-1929
As Chancellor- ending passive resistance in the Ruhr - pursued policy of fufilment to demonstrate the to the Allies that reparations were unfeasible - win relief.
As Foreign Minister - determined to improve Germany's international status and working towards…