Social Cleavages Of The Weimar Republic

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From the table, we can how the chasms of the Weimar Republic were rooted in long lasting social cleavages of Europe. The Center vs. the Periphery and the break between the State and Church would create the first of the three political cleavages of the Weimar. This issues of national and minority religions, as well as the control of education, would help to create the political splits between the Protestants and the Catholics. Secondly the split between the owners and workers would help to create the second cleavage, based on economic standing, were working and lower class individuals tended to support more left-leaning parties while middle-class industrialist supported right leaning parties. Lastly, the table presents the final schism between
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