Weimar Germany - Germany Before the Revolution

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Weimar Germany - Germany Before the Revolution

Industry:

  • Rapid growth - late 19th century more steel & iron than any other country
  • 1914 - over half of Germans in industry
  • BUT had low wages and poor living conditions
  • Workers joined trade unions and socialist parties

Government:

  • Kaiser had most of the power - head of government
  • He appointed ministers to run the country & was commander of armed forces
  • Men 25+ could vote for Reichstag - voted on laws, BUT no control over foreign policies or military & coudn't appoint or dismiss ministers

Socialists:

  • Wanted power and wealth to be shared equally
  • Revolutionary socialists wanted to get rid of the Kaiser & set up a government of…

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