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How would you describe the situation that the Weimar democracy is in by 1925?

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Introduction

How would you describe the situation that the Weimar democracy is in by 1925? The Weimar republic was set up in Nov/Dec of 1918. Germany had been under a Dictatorship ruling and under the Weimar Constitution became a democracy. To start off, the Republic started off in a situation that couldn't get any worse for Germany. Germany had recently signed the armistice and given to the Allies. Before the armistice had been signed, many revolts on German soil had taken place including a sailor's revolt at Kiel and a general strike of the workers in Berlin. The Kaiser (Wilhelm II) abdicated and it looked as though Germany was about the route that Russia had previously taken and become a Communist nation. ...read more.

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Being war generals they managed to get the support of other soldiers (they had all left a perfectly fine country with everything in order and had returned to a chaos) especially a group known as the Freikorps. Thousands of soldiers were put out of action when the Treaty of Versailles was passed as the numbers in all areas of the army were vastly cut down to the bare minimum (just enough to defend themselves if necessary) and Luttwitz used 5,000 troops to take over government buildings in Berlin. Few commanders added troops to the cause, which shows us that even the army seemed happy with conditions although like other areas they also included opposition. The government was forced to flee to Stuttgart. ...read more.

Conclusion

Unfortunately for the Weimar there was a second major event soon to follow, in Nov of 1923 Hitler and his SA burst into a meeting held by General Von Lossow and Gustav Von Kahr (Army commander and the Head of state in Bavaria) in a Beer hall in Munich. Hitler wanted their support and to take control of their army, President Ebert called a national state of emergency, the Weimar was trying to handle the situation and was seen to be doing something about it. Through persuasion of Ludendorff, Hitler marched his troops in Munich as the first step to Berlin. Two thousand SA's were met by armed police and the army and fourteen Nazi's were killed. The Weimar had a strong and forceful backing in the army and had proved that they could act fast and think logically. ...read more.

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