Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Weimar Republic

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Once Germany lost the First World War, the Kaiser fled and a new democratic government was formed and declared in February 1919, it was called the Weimar Republic. This government was reputed fragile since the start because of the various problems within the state, this included, economic, politic, culture and social problems. All of these problems had both negative and positive aspects. This meant there were weaknesses and strengths of the Weimar Constitution. Firstly, the economy in the Weimar republic was quite stable. In 1924, Germany immediately received loans under the Dawes plan, which was a plan prepared by an american banker called Charles Dawes to adjust the reparation payment to the capacity at which Germany could pay. On one hand, the economy was really successful because of the Dawes plan and because there were many investments in industry and commerce. Germany had become one of the biggest exporters of manufactured goods as well as being able to surpass pre war levels in 1928. On the other hand, the economy of the republic wasn't so stable because it depended on american loans which could be withdrawn at any time. There were also high unemployment rates which did not go down, this meant that economy was increasing…show more content…
The loan made by the american banker allowed the republic to recover and roster economically from the reparation payments to the allied nations. Moreover, despite the six government changes the 1920s were also a time of political stability, the moderate politica were the basis of coalition governments of the republic. Lastly, the republic was also quite successful from the point of view of culture, architecture, cinema, theatre, cabaret and nightlife all developed. Even though not everyone in the country approved it, it was still a really big step for the Weimar
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