To what extent did the Republic recover after 1923?

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The Weimar Constitution:

Before the war Germany had no real democracy as the Kaiser was virtually a dictator. The Weimar Constitution, on the other hand, attempted to set up the most democratic system in the world where no individual could gain too much power. All Germans over the age of 20 could vote. There was a system of proportional representation-if a party gained 20% vote, they gained 20% of the seats in the Reichstag. The Chancellor was responsible for day-to-day government but he needed the support of half the Reichstag. The Head of State was the President and in a crisis h could rule the country through Article 48 of the constitution which gave…

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