Weimar was 'a sick economy' unable to carry out redistribution of wealth and resources. To what extent do you agree with this statement? The Weimar Republic was a period in German history which occurred between 1919 and 1933 which was when the government was a democratic republic governed by a constitution. The end of the Weimar Republic occurred when Adolf Hitler took control. Under the Weimar constitution, Germany was divided into 19 different states. Many people had equal rights, because all citizens had the right to vote for members of the Reichstag of for the German Parliament and for their president. The president’s job was to appoint a chancellor. Many historians will agree that the Weimar Republic was a brilliant idea and on paper because it was considered a true democracy. However, even from the beginning many Germans were unsure of the government and many extremists on the left and right rejected the Weimar Republics authority. This did not give it much effect. Even though the government was a group of numerous political parties, it was despised by all sides which made it hard to enforce authority on them. The Weimar republic bought many great things to Germany, but also caused great problems for Germany. It can be considered a ‘sick economy’ which was unable to carry out redistribution of wealth and resources to a great extent. During the time of the Weimar republic, unemployment was a huge problem that needed to be fixed. After World War One occurred, Germany had to repay huge debts to many countries. The government had no money and the currency was losing its value. The treaty of Versailles was to blame for Germany’s loss of its territories. These territories had valuable resources that could have helped Germany to repay its debts but because they were taken away it caused great suffering among the nation. Much of Germany’s population was undernourished and it contained many war veterans, orphans, and widows. The Weimar Republic struggled to...
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