The Stresemann Years - Weimar Republic

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The Stresemann Years

Stresemann - Chancellor 1923 (100 days)

1. Decline of Extreme Left & Right

  • Extremist parties lost ground in elections of 1924 & 1928.
  • They polled less than 30% of the vote.
  • DNVP peaked in 1924 with 103 seats, fell to 73 in 1928.
  • NSDAP won only 12 seats in 1928.
  • KPD in 1924 won 62 seats but in 1928 gained 54.

2. Rise of Parties loyal to Republic 

  • SPD made substantial gains - in 1928 they won 153 seats.
  • The coalition government formed as a result of the 1928 election, it was named the 'Grand Coalition': SPD, DDP, DVP and the Centre Party had over 60% of Reichstag seats.

3. Basic weaknesses still remained

  • 1928 election was

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