The elections saw voters swing to either extreme side of the political spectrum, enabling a total of seats to be held by Communists 77 DNVP 41 and the National Socialists Scheidemann then quickly ran to the Reichstag balcony and proclaimed a new republic, with Ebert as chancellor, and said that the army agreed with this.
This was a period in which the constant weaknesses within the Republic were to be most damaging and help combine into giving the Nazis and Hitler the ability to exploit the greatest crisis the Republic ever faced in terms of social needs, political abuse and economic recovery.
Within a period of 5 years in which the Republic was heavily dependent on overseas investment, it is apparent that of all the issues which could threaten the Republic, the collapse of the German economy in this period would be the most catastrophic.
The SPD got the most with seats. This has been a precarious issue for the Republic. This was prevalent because with no real advocates for the Republic against the opponents, the people were persuaded with such bias towards extreme political parties such as the communists and even more so towards Hitler and the NAZI Party that was able to gain the largest composition of votes in the Reichstag in seats.
Though allowing for the instalment of Chancellor Stresemann into government and thus a path to recovery under his leadership had eventuated, the period of hyperinflation left a psychological scar upon the working and middle classes of people who suffered most from the effects of hyperinflation.
From its beginning in the chaotic and unstable months ofthe Weimar Republic was a government without allies in any significant quarter of German society, a regularity which persisted till its death throes and final end in His creation of short, precise and appealing messages, campaigning organisation and the general message which was portrayed to the public was highly effective and gaining the attention of the people and rallying them to the NAZI party.
The most vocal opponents of the Republic were located in mostly political and intellectual circles but even within the Republic civil services, there was strong opposition to the idea of Germany being governed as a democracy. The idea that the people would in a time of desperation look for a strong leader was known to Hitler.