WEIMAR REPUBLIC 1919-23

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HOW DID THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES THREATEN THE REPUBLIC?

  • psychological damage inflicted on the national consciousness
  • damage on germany as a great power
  • little public support for further conflict
  • hindeburg said treaty of versailles was a humiliating DIKTAT. it was dictated to them with without negotiation.
  • myth of the 'stab in the back' - according to hindenburg the treaty was signed because of the anti patriotic snetiments of the clique of left winged politicians. the 'november criminals'. blamed also for the military collapse

WEIMAR CONSTITUTION

  • hugo preuss secretary of state - germany had been defeated in war & the kaiser…

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