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Why did the Weimar Government survive the crisis of 1918- 1923?

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Why did the Weimar Government survive the crisis of 1918- 1923? When the Weimar Government came into power it faced many problems and threats from both the left and right. As they signed the treaty of Versailles, many Germans were hostile to the government because they couldn't believe that Germany had lost the war. One reason why the Government survived was because of the actions of Stresemann. As a result of the Treaty, there were major economic problems, which the government had to fix. The Government had to pay reparations which were solved when Stresemann worked for the Young Plan which meant Germany could pay it back easily. ...read more.

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It was the army's duty to protect the state and did so when opposition attempted to rise. The army with help from the patriotic Freikorps suppressed the Spartacist Uprising and killed its' leaders. Also the army came to the Governments' saviour again during the Munich Putsch. The army suppressed the opposition from the right and prevented them from taking over the Munich government. The Weimar survived this because of the army support and suppressing of opposition. If the Weimar didn't have their support then they would have been overthrown by either the left or right. ...read more.

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The assassinations of the Rathenau created widespread anger between the people and 700,000 people demonstrated against the assassinations resulting in the party responsible for the murder having to split up. The Weimar survived the crises because of the problems the opposition faced and it lost support due either actions they had done or because of Germany improving as a whole. Overall we can see that the Weimar Government survived the crisis between 1918-1923 because of actions taken to improve the economy, the loyalty of the army and the problems which the opposition face. If one of these factors didn't occur then the Weimar may not of survived as if they didn't take any actions then oppositon may of increased and the army may of turned resulting in the end of the Weimar Government. ...read more.

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