The Weimar Republic SWHS

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What was the name of the Kaiser who abdicated?
Kaiser Wilhelm 2nd
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Why did he abdicate?
Pressure from officials and other important people in the country
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What was the Weimar Republic?
The new government set up in Germany
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Who was its leader
Frederick Ebert
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What party was he from?
The Social Democratic Party.
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What was proportional representation?
Each party that was voted for gets a position in parliment.
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Why was this a problem?
Lots of smaller parties can come into government with extremist views i.e. The Nazis and its very hard to get a majority in parliament which makes the government weaker.
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What was article 48?
It allowed the president to pass laws without consulting the reichstag in the case of an emergency
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