Overall loyalty to democracy was often of secondary importance. Exports fell and huge sums were spent on welfare and health care. However, Ebert had already won the support of the military with the Ebert-Groener pact, and the troops suppressed the revolt. Hyperinflation in the early 1920s and then the Great Depression from 1929 meant that the Weimar Republic never really prospered, and caused social upheaval in the form of a crime wave, as well as being tainted from the start by its association with the embarrassing Treaty of Versailles. If great German statesmen like Stresemann had still been alive, they could have rescued the Republic between 1930 and 1933. However, Ebert had already won the support of the military with the Ebert-Groener pact, and the troops suppressed the revolt. Subject: History Topic: Was the Weimar government doomed from the start? The dominance of the republic was one of the most causal issues that developed the First World War.
Also, the Weimar republic destabilization was due to right-wing violence. Any investments they had became worthless. It had accepted the validity of the hugely unpopular Versailles Treaty which ended the First World War this meant that it accepted as law the large amount of reparations imposed on Germany as instigator of the conflict. Undoubtedly the imperial government had indirectly doomed the Weimar republic. If the Deppression had not hit Germany so severely, and if the constitution had not been undermined, then the dictatorship established in 1918 could still be alive today. The republic was beginning to overcome it's difficulties during the mid 1920's as economic, political, and cultural improvements were occurring, and if it hadn't been for circumstances, mainly the Wall Street Crash, the republic may have prospered for many years. Class, political leanings and other moralistic beliefs, primarily influenced the individual's perspectives.
Was the Weimar government doomed from the start? Even after the Civil War, segregation and racists groups were at large. The economic crisis during that time affected the European countries because several international companies started to fall apart and filed for bankruptcy. They wanted Germany to have one strong leader like before the war. When faced with serious problems the coalitions often fell out. We can write the body of the paper to any length pages , in addition we can include the title page, abstract, Introductory text, Conclusion, and references pages.
As a result many people in these sections of society felt bitter towards the Weimar Republic. A greater feeling of security began to embrace Germany for the first time in over ten years. From the evidence in the forthcoming essay, we can confirm that the Weimar Republic wasn't necessarily doomed from the start. Geary held this view which I indeed, agree with, 'It was not 1923 that was crucial, it was the collapse of 1929-33 that was really the ultimate failure of Weimar in allowing Hitler to drum up support from the discontented working class. Problems for the New Government: Problems for the New Government People were starving. By May, trade unions were banned, the S.
Monarchists seized government buildings in Berlin, and even forced the government to flee to Stuttgart. Withdrawal of loans due to the Wall Street crash, this meant problems for Weimar and fear for the future. He was convinced that the army and the people would support him. Many richer Germans had lived well under the Kaiser, and distrusted the new government. This pact was significant, the government had associated itself with the right, and perhaps this early incident is one of the factors which would convince the government to appoint Hitler Chancellor in 1933.
The Right were next to revolt. Berlin was so dangerous that the new government had to meet in the small town of Berlin instead. Some businessmen made fortunes in this way. However this did not end Weimar straight away, it died a slow and agonising death, with Hitler easily amounting enough support from the discontented working class. Hostility and extreme hatred for the Weimar Republic also came from the Extreme Left.
This would prove essential in Germany's improving economy. By Laurence Hicks, Unity High School, Sudan. The start of Nazi empire was a period where Europe suffered in a very dark period where the Nazis began to take over several territories across Europe. Despite the Proportional Representation laid down in the constitution that led to a. Borchardt suggests the slow growth within the Weimar republic was because that the trade union power kept wages high and therefore. This particular feat was the controversial decision of making Adolf Hitler Chancellor in January 1933.
There was a 'Golden Period', but this was based mainly on foreign loans. Facebook 0 Twitter 0 Google+ 0 Viber WhatsApp Introduction The Weimar Republic was a state in Germany between 1919 and 1933 right before Nazi Germany began to emerge as the new power in Europe. Firstly, the voting system of proportional representation produced weak coalition governments which were unable to provide Germany with strong central government. The third test came on the 24th June 1922 when Organisation Consul murdered Walther Rathenau as he was driving to work in an open top car. The army wouldn't fire on their own side, so the government fled. The Nazi revolution was beginning.