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Waimar Rebublic - The fall

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The Weimar Republic In this essay I will discuss how far I agree with the following judgment: "The Weimar Republic was weak from the start; its collapse was always likely" in terms of the period (1929-23). I will asses how the issues of this period could have been avoided, and how serious the issues were in creating a likelihood of Weimar collapse. This periode is known to be the fall of Waimar and here the reaons why will be assesed and discussed. (1929-32) - The fall of Weimar The final stage for the Weimar Republic ultimately let to the fall. Three factors triggered the death of Weimar Republic: 1) The world Econmouic Crises As mentioned earlier, Germany suffered fundamental economic problems before the world economic crises hit in 1929. What the world economic crises did was to bring all these problems up to an even higher scale. - A fall in demand - This was mainly because the economy of most countries fell which meant that countries made tariffs to protect their own economy, so Germanys plans of trading fell. It was a huge issue because exports had really increased and now they could not be sold. - hence a decline in investment and businesses. ...read more.


The NSDAP was now the biggest party in goverment with 37.3 percent, which was a sign that the Weimar Government was now doomed. This also explains why it was the right and not left, that got the supports that had left the Weimar parties. Meanwhile, Papen declared himself Rich Commissioner of Prussia, which was also a sign that the democratic forces had interlly lost their voice. Eventually, the collapse of DDP-DVP co-operation meant that the Nazis had now cleared the way to gaining power. Conclusion So what was it, that made Weimar so weak? First of all, they never rellay enjoyed a stable, popluar support. The idea of democrasy had never entirely been placed in German society. In fact, it was only in the period of 1919-23, that the popluar support was good - But perhaps this was only because there were no major opponent to Weimar Republic - and not because of the idea of democracy. So, when the opponent began to improve in strength and influence, the Weimar Republic immediately was threatened. Because, what was important to the Germans of that time was not as much the political ideology the government followed, but more the political and economic progresses that were promised. ...read more.


Eventually, the economic issues created unemployment and hunger which made for the German population clear that a change was needed: And the lack of support was the final stage to which Weimar fell. Weimar faced different troubles, that became a vicious circle. In turn she experienced bad leadership, lack of cooperation between Weimar parties, lack of ability to create support for democracy and finally lack of popular support, I agree that the Waimar Republic was always weak. Hence her political ground were in-stable from the beginning, and that made her weak. However, this does not mean that she was always likely to collapse: In the first period of its rule, Weimar did manage to hold back the extremists. It was first when the economic challenges of the following stages, the Great Inflation in the second stage and the Great Depression in the third, that seriously weakened Weimars' ability to cope with outside threats. Furthermore, what weakened cooperation from inside was the disagreement about how to tackle the economic crises - And this was eventually what made the Nazi support even stronger, because now the Germans had totally lost faith in the democratic government. Hence, this indicates, that had the surrounding economic difficulties not occurs, Weimar might have survived. ...read more.

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