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Department
History
Course
HIST 1F90
Professor
Elizabeth Vlossak
Semester
Winter

Description
Weimar Republic1918 to 1933 Proclaimed Nov 9 1918 Elections for Deputies to National Assembly on Jan 19 1919 Born out of defeat proclaimed by the Socialists hated by conservatives and revolutionariesSocial conflict class generation gender urban vs ruralPolitical conflict extremeleft vs extremeright splintering of parties lack of national unityWeaknessesinstabilityBUT the Weimar years are a time of incredible innovation and modernizationBerlin is the capital of modernity National Assembly opens in Weimar on Feb 9 1919 Weimar ConstitutionRatified 11 August 1919Clause 1 The German Reich is a republic Political authority is derived from the peopleGermany governed by a PresidentClause 48 In an emergency the President can suspend civil liberties and take whatever steps deemed necessary to restore law and orderReichstag has legislative power elected every 4 yrs by all men and women over the age of 20Reichsratlower chamber represents interests of the states Constitution GrantsPersonal libertyEquality before the lawFreedom of movemen
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