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Waimar Republic - The years of stability

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Introduction

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 (1924-29). 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 years of stability as Germany for isntance enjoyed economical stability and stagnation, hence this periode is very important in the understanding of causes of the fall of the Waimar Republic. 1924-29) - Years of stability. The economy: Recovery, but no stability In 1928, the production levels reached those of 1913. ...read more.

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income in the agriculture was 44 percent below the national average income - World trade did not return to its pre-war conditions, which Germany had counted, and which was the reason for the increase of exports. - Germany had lost the important industrial areas, Alsacse-Lorraine and Silesia, due to the Treaty of Versailles - Unemployment would increase even more, as the working force also increased. Mainly because of the hight pre-war birth rate. - Lack of investment within the German population - Savings were lost during the great inflation, which meant that the population relied on foreing investment. - Public expenditures raised (due to the inducement of social welfare) - Germany still had to pay the reparation debts To meet the difficulties, Stresseman signed the Young Plan, which insured Germany to take loans from U.S. ...read more.

Conclusion

In 1921 it became clear that Hitlers' vision was to gatter all the right-wing parties under the NSDAP, (National Socialist German Workers' Party), as mentioend earlier in the essay. Hitler was released from prison in December 1924 after the Beer Hall Putsch in 1923. Hereafter, Hitler dealt with inside disagreements, formed Nazi organizations (such as the Hitler Youth), which made the Nazis' party structure very broad and appealing. Through the Reichstat elections of May 1928 it was clear that the party had made a lot of progress, and it is clear that the Nazis enjoyed a major boom in membership, especially in the Protestant and North part of Germany. This was a proof that Hitler could appeal to a very broad national appeal - and not just geographically, but also age-wise, which can be seen from the champaign posters they used. By now, the Nazis had gained solid support, but they had no real political success. ...read more.

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