National study germany 1919 1939

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.

germany 1918 to 1939

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.

Germany 1919 to 1939 timeline

The extreme wings did not get as many votes, they wanted to restore the old Germany. Philip Scheidemann, a prominent Majority Socialist was in the Reichstag when he heard that a Spartacist leader, Karl Liebknecht, was going to call for a Russian-style Soviet republic. 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. A successful politician during his reign as early Chancellor and later as President who was able until his death to lead the country through much of the initial hardships facing the Republic. J The idea that the people would in a time of desperation look for a strong leader was known to Hitler. The issue of the Treaty of Versailles was one of significance in creating a new Germany which would have a constrained economy and bear marks of humiliation in declaring that it was the sole instigator of the Great War. The German revolution started at Kiel, where there was a mutiny in the navy. Such flaws within the Republic were the grants of proportional voting and article 48 within the constitution. On 19 January , elections took place and produced the first elected government of the Republic. Such an issue was a significant advantage for Hitler as he spurred hatred against the republic during his election campaigns of the period.

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.

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