Weaknesses of the Weimar Republic

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Proportional representation
The vote is spread out between parties in the Reichstag, making it hard for one party to win the majority. It created coalition governments.
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Article 48
The President could suspend the constitution and rule by decree. This meant that the President could pass laws without the approval of the Reichstag.
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Challenge from the army
Leaders wanted the Kaiser to return as their position would be reduced.
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Challenge from civil service and judges
Didn't want Weimar because they didn't agree with it's political views.
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Appointment of Chancellor
President Hindenburg appointed chancellors who did not lead the largest party and allowed them to rule using Article 48.
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The President could suspend the constitution and rule by decree. This meant that the President could pass laws without the approval of the Reichstag.

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Article 48

Card 3

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Leaders wanted the Kaiser to return as their position would be reduced.

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Card 4

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Didn't want Weimar because they didn't agree with it's political views.

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Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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President Hindenburg appointed chancellors who did not lead the largest party and allowed them to rule using Article 48.

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Preview of the back of card 5

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