Weimar Republic Oppositions

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The Weimar Republic was formed during November of 1918 in result of the removal and exile of Wilhelm II following the first world war. This resulted in a gap in the German government and there was no apparent ruler to fill this gap. Therefore, the Germans had their first attempt to create a parliamentary democracy, this was in fact the Weimar Republic. It was inevitable that the Weimar Republic would face oppositions from the left and right wings, however it had slowly begun to overthrow these oppositions and deal with them since there had been social and economic improvements within the republic that had majorly helped them in the long run, up until the collapse of the Weimar Republic in 1933. One of the biggest issues that the new government…show more content…
There was very little democracy considering Article 48, which gave sole power to the president, this allowed him to pass laws on his own during "times of emergency". Article 48 was overused so the president would have unstoppable control over everything. It was nearly impossible for majority to be established in the Reichstag due to the many parties that were caused by the proportional voting system. This meant that the government would have to be changed frequently, making the longest lasting government only 2 years. During the time span of 14 years (1919 - 1933) there existed 20 different coalition governments. Another issue was that most government officials were right wings and wanted the government to change. This was a crucial issue when it came to the Kapp Putsch, out of the 700 rebels that were tried, only 1 had gone to prison, also after the Munich Putsch, Hitler was sentenced to only 9 months in prison for trying to overthrow the government. Other constitutional issues are the German stares being too powerful and the army not being in full control of the government. This affected the Weimar Republic as they did not have full support when it came to major uprisings such as the crisis of 1923 or even the Kapp…show more content…
The weaknesses of the rebellion was poor planning, poor preparation, and miscalculations. Hitler 's aim for power was to be achieved through a revolution. Hitler had planned it with the assistance of two nationalist politicians; Kahr and Lossow. Thinking that everything would go according to plan, Hitler collected over 3,000 Strom Troopers (SA) and gave them instructions to be ready to rebel. However, Kahr and Lossow both called off the revolution leaving only Hitler and his Storm Troopers (SA) still ready to fight. Due to Hitler being angered by the fact that Kahr and Lossow called off the rebellion, Hitler and 600 Storm Troopers (SA) crash a meeting that was being held at the local Beer Hall by both Lossow and Kahr, forcing them to agree to rebel whilst threatening them with a gun. On the day of the rebellion, Hitler confidently entered Munich not knowing that Kahr had called in both army reinforcements as well as police reinforcements, this resulted in the death of 16 Nazis and the arrest of Hitler two days

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