Weimar Constitution

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Date: Drawn up in first months of 1919

What it meant

  • All men and women over the age of 20 had the vote. This was very advanced at the time, even Britain did not offer this opportunity.
  • System called proportional representation which meant every vote was not wasted- :)
  • BUT...
  • There are a lot of parties in parliament representing themselves and there is no chance of a party with clear majorities. 
  • Usually this leads to a coalition government and this can lead to many governments.
  • The constitution gave people many human and civil rights. Germans…

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