The Weimar Republic

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The Weimar Republic

Post  Reny P. on Sat May 28, 2011 6:02 pm

After World War 1, Germany was in chaos. In 1919, The German leaders created a constitution in the city of Weimar, which created a democratic republic known as the Weimar Republic. The constitution set up a parliament system led by a chancellor (prime minister). It gave women the right to vote & included the bill of rights. Conservatives were demanding for a strong leader while liberals fought for freedom of rights while communists wanted radical changes. In1923, Germany fell behind in reparations payment. The French then sent troops to the coal-rich Ruhr Valley. The Germans refused the work. So to help its people, the government printed huge amount of paper money which made the German mark worth nothing. Everything went up in price as the worth of their currency dropped. Then with the help of the western powers, Germany was able to get out of its time of economic disaster.
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