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Strength of Proportional Representation
Political parties allocated seats in the Reichstag in proportion to number of votes
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Weakness of Proportional Representation
Many parties gaining small proportins of seats, leading to coalition governments who couldn't agree
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What was Poportional Representation?
Parties gained seats in proportion to number of votes
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Strength of The Chancellor
Equal power with president and prevented him from becoming to powerful
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Weakness of The Chancellor
Not popular with president of the Reichstag if they didn't agree
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Strength of the States
Fair and democratic to keep traditions within states
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Weakness of the States
Hostile to government and try to overthrow it
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Strength of The President
Keep control over government and loo after country in a crisis
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Weakness of The President
Too much power and could turn into a dictator
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Strength of Article 48
Gave president power to deal with emergency
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Weakness of Article 48
President could use it when there isn't an emergency
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What is Article 48?
Constitution allowing President to take emergency measures without consent of the Reichstag
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Strength of Voting Rights
Democratic and fair to give all Germans the right to vote
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Weakness of Voting Rights
Not sensible to give vote to those who wished to destroy government
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Which roles did the German people elect?
President & Reichstag
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Who appointed the Chancellor?
President
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