Weimar Republic

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When was the armistice that ended WW1 signed?
11 November 1918
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Who signed the armistice?
Politicians of the new republic (est after the Kaiser was abdicated on 9 November 1918)
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Citizens believed that the German army had been (?) by the politicians
'Stabbed in the back'
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What were the politicians who had signed the armistice known as?
The 'November Criminals'
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After which elections did the Germans decide that Berlin was too dangerous a place for the members of the government to meet?
Elections for the Constituent Assembly in January 1919
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Where did they decide to meet instead of Berlin, which the Germans decided was too dangerous after the elections for the Constituent assembly in January 1919?
In the more peaceful town of Weimar (hence the eventual name of the new republic)
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What was the most important result of the January election?
Because of proportional representation and a large number of parties, no single party won a majority of seats
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What was the result of this?
A coalition government. This was a problem for the Weimar Republic through its life
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(Example) From 1923 to 1930, how many coalition governments were there?
10
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Following the abdication of the Kaiser, a new constitution had to be drawn up. When was this finalised?
August 1919
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Because of the many flaws in the constitution, what happened when things did not go well in Germany in the post WW1 years?
Politicians were criticised for creating a weak system of government
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Weimar was hated by...
Communists, socialists, nationalists, army leaders and those who had run Germany before 1918
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Because of the fear of a revolution in the chaos of the post-war period, who did the Weimar government make a deal with?
The new army leader, Groener
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