1.5: The de facto political system

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What year was the budgetary crisis?
1906
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What year was the Hottentot election?
1907
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Which (2) parties joined forces to vote against the government's budget in protest to colonial policies?
SPD and Centre Party
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What was the Kaiser's reaction to the budgetary crisis?
Dissolved the Reichstag
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What was the outcome of the Hottentot election?
Conservative imperialist parties strengthened
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What (4) things did the budgetary crisis and the Hottentot election demonstrate?
The Reichstag was willing to oppose the Kaiser, government and army, the tensions between the leftist Reichstag and the rightist government, the Kaiser's power to dissolve the Reichstag, and that the German public supported brutal imperialism
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What year was the Daily Telegraph Affair?
1908
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Who criticised the Kaiser following the Daily Telegraph Affair? (2)
The Reichstag and the German press
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Why did the Kaiser wish for von Bulow to resign?
He thought von Bulow was too supportive of the Reichstag in their criticism in the Daily Telegraph Affair
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What (4) things did the Daily Telegraph Affair demonstrate?
The Reichstag and the German press was willing to criticise the Kaiser, The press and the Reichstag had power over the Kaiser, the Kaiser wasn't always autocratic, the Kaiser could remove his Chancellors
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When was the Zabern Affar?
1913
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Who did the Kaiser support?
The military
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Who/what did the Reichstag criticise? (2)
The conduct of the army and Chancellor Bethmann
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What did the Reichstag do in reaction to the Zabern Affair?
Give a vote of no confidence to Bethmann
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Who said Bethmann should resign?
Scheidemann from the SPD
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What was the result of the vote of no confidence?
Nothing; it was ignored
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What (4) things did the Zabern Affair demonstrate?
The army was only accountable to the Kaiser, the Reichstag had no power over the Chancellor, the Reichstag could be ignored by the Kaiser and the Chancellor, tensions between the army and Reichstag
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