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11/08/1919 Post-war Germany is established as a republic

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11th August 1919: Weimar Republic established after constitution signed

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Weimar Republic: The Freikorps

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How Did the Weimar Government Work?

The Constitution of the German Reich was the constitution that governed Germany during the Weimar Republic era. The constitution declared Germany to be a democratic parliamentary republic with a legislature elected under proportional representation. Universal suffrage was established, with a minimum voting age of 20.
    • Essentials 

    • Origin 

    • Provisions and organization 

    • Weaknesses 

    • Hitler's subversion of the Weimar Constitution 

    • Legacy