The Weimar Constitution

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  • Created on: 18-04-13 17:34

This was set up in Weimar as Berlin was a place of unrest after WW1 - Kaiser gone and many uprisings.

Terms of the constitution:

  • all citizens over 20 could vote using a secret ballot
  • 2 houses of government: Reichstag controlled taxes and Reichsrat had members sent by local regions according to size
  • Reichsrat could delay new laws unless 2/3 of the Reichstag agreed it should be passed.
  • proportional representation was used so the percentage of votes was the number of seats
  • a chancellor chose ministers and ran…


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