The start of the Weimar Republic

What happened at the start of the German Revolution?
November 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm's government had lost control of the country to rioters and strikers
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Who took control following the abdication of Kaiser Wilhem?
The Council of Peoples's Representatives
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When was the Armistice?
11th November 1918
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Who was the Chancellor at the beginning of the Weimar Republic?
Freidrich Ebert
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What was the National Assembly?
An elected group reponsible for agreeing a new constitution for the new republic (The Weimar Republic)
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What were the strengths of the Weimar Constitution?
1. Women able to vote 2.Proportional representation 3. Central government had more power than under the Kaiser.
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What were the weaknesses of the Weimar Constitution?
1. Often no single party had a clear majority - coalitions frequently argued. 2. Lack of strong single party government. 3. Several parties elected to the Reichstag were Nationalists and Communists.
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Why was the Treaty of Versailles unpopular with the German people?
No German representatives were allowed to join the treaty discussions and the terms were just imposed, and not agreed.
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What were the terms of the Treaty of Versailles?
1.Germany had to pay reparations to the Allies. 2. Germany lost all it's colonies. 3. German military strength was cut. 4. Germany lost land.
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What was the Spartacist Revolt?
A left wing uprising by the German communist party led by Rosa Luxemburg (Red Rosa)
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Who was Hugo Haasse?
One of Elbert's Council of People's Representatives, was murdered in 1919.
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Who was Matthias Erzberger?
The polititian who signed the surrender to the Allies in 1918. Was shot dead in August 1921
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Who was Walther Rathenau?
The Weimar foreign minister. Machine gunned to death in June 1922
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What caused inflation in Germany in 1923?
Germany's government was bankrupt. Gold reserves had been spent in the war and it was also expected to pay reparations.
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What was hyperinflation?
German government printed extra money to pay debts. This caused prices to rise to extreme levels.
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What were the effects of hyperinflation?
Normal living became impossible (people needed to carry money in bags or even wheelbarrows), everyone suffered from shortages, people with money in banks suffered because their money became worthless.
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