Describe the Problems the Weimar Republic Faced in the Early 1920’s

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Describe the Problems the Weimar Republic Faced in the Early 1920’s

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The Weimar Republic faced a lot of problems during the 1920’s. Germany had just been defeated in the First World War and the Government that had just come into power had no other choice but to sign the Armistice. The German people was angered by this because they believed that they had been ‘stabbed in the back’ which I will explain later in this essay. There was then a peach group that was formed called The Treaty of Versailles but this Treaty didn’t look favourably on Germany and made German pay huge reparations which were around £6600 million pounds as well as taking 13% of their land away from the Germans. I think the largest problem the Weimar Republic faced was The Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty was received very badly within Germany because the Germans felt like they were being unfairly treated. The Germans felt this way because the nation was getting the full blame of the war and the treaty had decided that all Germany’s overseas colonies were to be taken away. This then enabled allies to demand compensation from Germany for all the damage that had been caused. The treaty stated that not only did the Germans have to accept full responsibility in the war but also they would have to pay huge reparations that were thought to be around £6600 million pounds. As the Germans land was taken away from them a huge 12.5% of the German population now found themselves living on the outside of the new German boarders which meant that some previously German people would now have to learn a new language depending on which country owned the land they lived in. The treaty also ordered for the German army to be reduced down to just 100,000 people which was a huge cut to what they were before. The Treaty of Versailles had a clear link to the ‘Stab in the Back’ because it was the stab in the back that the Germans felt because Ebert had decided to because he didn’t really have a choice at the time to sign the terms of the Treaty of Versailles but the German people didn’t...
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