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The Weimar Republic has fought strongly to survive since its conception in 1918.

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The Weimar Republic (Note: this is written from advisors' point of view - therefore biased) The Weimar Republic has fought strongly to survive since its conception in 1918.Yet, the political situation in the Weimar Republic seems remarkably stable, especially considering the political turmoil and economic strife it has had to endure in recent years. The Republic was founded amidst a failing military campaign and massive domestic uncertainty. It has braved several revolutions to reach the state it is in now. The reason for its name is because it was in Weimar that the new Reichstag first met, due to protests against the very fabric of democracy in Berlin organised by extremist leftists and other such hooligans. However, the way the army put down these rebellions has led to the firm establishment of the Republic in Germany and it's return to Berlin demonstrates it. The Republic's political opponents have been motivated by power, or their own fanciful ideals for Germany. ...read more.

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It is likely that confidence in the Republic at that stage was greatly undermined by the hard times faced by all Germans. The occupation of the Ruhr and the confiscation of much industrial equipment also dealt a big blow to the German economy, as well as trust in the Republic. However, with the brilliant statesmanship of Stresemann, The Republic was able to weather the storm of criticism levelled at it in the wake of the terrible crisis, and was able to lift itself up above the fiendish waters of anarchy. The passive resistance towards the French also restored much more confidence in the leadership, and has helped boost economic growth once again. The Dawes Plan, again secured by Stresemann's brilliance, has helped develop a boom in the economy and has seen output and economic growth increase rapidly. This unexpectedly advantageous turnaround in fortunes is likely to reverse unfavourable sentiment caused by the recession. ...read more.

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This would once again cement Germany as a nation keen to reform and regain favour in the eyes of the international community. The Treaty of Versailles seems to a perennial thorn in the Republic's side. No matter how hard we try to dismiss the 'Stab in the Back myth" there will always be a nagging doubt about whether the government betrayed Germany. Germany's demilitarised state, and its lack of industry and prosperity is a constant reminder of the harsh reparation meted out to France. Stresemann, and many others within the Republic feel that by building an image of a reformed Germany, diplomacy will be able to prevail in softening the terms of the Treaty, which, when viewed in retrospect by other world powers, seem harsh at the very least. The Republic's plight is expected to draw sympathy which should help ease the terms of Versailles, and the massively increased US investment is drawing eyes from other corners of the globe as well. Thus, it can be concluded that the outlook for the Weimar Republic is positive and it looks to help Germany prosper in the future. ...read more.

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