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How far do the early problems of the Weimar Republic suggest it was doomed from the start?

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How far do the early problems of the Weimar Republic Suggest it was doomed from the start? The Weimar Republic was a type of democratic government consisting of several political parties. Overall, there were no less than 6 parties. This new government had no experience or idea of how to rule a country. The republic contained different coalition governments; had a lack of experience and different ideas for Germany, which made it difficult for the Weimar to rule. This in turn made the whole Republic weak as a government. In order for any government to function properly, you need a good leader or democratic system, but as Germany lacked power or strength, it led to further problems. In Germany 1920's there were several political parties which formed the Weimar Republic. The most famous parties were: the German nationalist party, the German people's party, the centre party, the Democratic Party, the social democratic party and the German communist party. This coalition government was unstable and big in number. Because of this the individual parties couldn't gain enough support to govern the country and the whole of the Weimar couldn't decide on how the country should be run. The democracy was new and the Republic had a lack of experience on how to run a country, this brought weakness which was one of the problems which suggest the Weimar Republic was doomed from the start. ...read more.

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The extremists did not want to abide by the rules of the weak democratic government; the Weimar enforced everything for which the right wings were against and due to that reason the extremists felt the need to attempt to overthrow them. After the failure of the Kapp Putsch, political murders grew more frequent. The murders were used as a political weapon. The extreme right wingers wanted to seize power and quick. Therefore the Nazi's created the SA, private army. The second Putsch, (Munich Beer Hall Putsch) came into action but turned into a complete fiasco as the second failure to overthrow Weimar Republic occurred. Although the Putsch's failed, it didn't prevent the Weimar from becoming more nervous. The government was weak and it could possibly be only a matter of time before the Right Wing Extremists succeeded in gaining power. The Putsch's caused a loss of confidence amongst the Weimar. This just made the Weimar weaker, and with more weakness came more problems with the country. The right wing extremists were a severe problem because with the weakness of the Weimar they could easily be taken over. The pressure on the Republic from the Right Wing Extremists, Plus the disorder of 1924, lead on to the German Revolution. This emphasises the fact that all the problems such as social factors and the extremists were building up and finally was taking its toll on the country. ...read more.

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Of course, due to having to pay more money, hyperinflation increased immensely, as more paper money was printed. Hyperinflation led to many tragic outcomes. By this time the wholes of Germany's economy had collapsed and Germany as a country simply stopped working. The hyperinflation led to chaos, economic depression, high unemployment, starvation, trade stopped, (due to the capture of the Ruhr), and an industrial breakdown. All this shows that the lack of experience from the government led to Germany being an even more chaotic and unorganised than after the war. Hyperinflation was just another one of its problems caused by bad ruling from the Weimar Republic. Overall the Weimar faced political problems from 1919- 1923, due to it being incredibly weak. The small coalition governments mad it hard to rule the country, and the government was simply not strong enough to face the problems of its country. The republic was new to a democratic system and had no experience of how to tackle the big problems which came with the position of ruler. The Weimar also faced problems due to the German public, whom were very unhappy about the treaty of Versailles and having a democratic government. As the Weimar encountered more problems and had no idea how to solve them, the public had to deal with leading an unsatisfactory, far from normal life. This led to further problems for the Republic. ?? ?? ?? ?? By Sudha Purswani 10Y ...read more.

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