Was the Weimar republic strong until the Wall Street Crash in 1929? The Treaty of Versailles contained the War Guilt Clause. Weimar Governments were elected by proportional representation. Gustav Stresemann negotiated the Dawes Plan with the USA in 1924. Why was the Nazi Party able to gain such widespread support among the German people by 1932?
Account for the successes and failures of democracy in Germany in the period 1918–1933 The democracy in Germany from 1918 to 1933, the Weimer Republic, is considered as both successful and unsuccessful. The democracy system in Germany was chaotic when it first emerged, but it became relatively stable until it collapsed during the great depression in 1929 and was then taken over by Nazism. Democracy refers to a form of government that is controlled by people and was a condition under the Treaty of Versailles. The success of democracy can be seen through the establishment of the bills of rights and mainly through the Stresemann era. - It was a provisional government formed due to the abdication of the Kaiser.
Did the fact that the Nazis ‘solved’ the economic problems of Germany help with their popularity? Did the fact that Hitler began dismantling the T of V help boost his popularity? How much support did the Nazis have and how far were they in control? Intro: Set the scene and signpost your argument: Nazis came to power by default perhaps i.e. high unemployment; only 37% of votes but by the mid 30’s he was in complete control of Germany and had created a one-party state.
How far do you agree that the rise of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in the years 1924 – 33 was the main reason for the failure of the Weimar Republic? The failure of the Weimar Republic was symbolised by the enabling act of 1933. To say that the main reason for the Weimar Republic’s failure in the period of 1924 – 1933 was solely that of the rise of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) would be wrong. The impact of Gustav Stresemann was important because his reliance on foreign investment during the Nazi party’s ‘quiet years’ bought about a crushing halt to the prosperous late twenties, with the Wall Street Crash in 1929 sparking a worldwide depression. Also, the weakness and exploitation of the Weimar Constitution played a similarly important role as proportional representation and article 48 both created a path for the Nazi Party to gain influence in the Reichstag.
To what extent was Stresemann responsible for the increased stability in Germany in 1924-29? The increased stability in Germany during the years of 1924-1929 was due to Gustav Stresemann's policies. I will be reflecting on the reasons that suggest he was responsible for this. Before Stresemann came into power German enconomy was in the air. As the chancellor in 1923 he led Germany out of the hyperinflation crisis and as the foreign minister, he ended Germany's isolation amongst the international community and helped the country to become a magnet for foreign investment.
How accurate is it to suggest that the Treaty of Versailles was mainly responsible for the political and economic instability in Germany in the years 1919-23? (30marks) Firstly, I will be analysing in detail the various sources the instability underlying the Weimar Republic between 1919 and 1923 and evaluate their overall significance. I will come to a judgement about the significance of the Versailles Treaty and inform views of prominent historians. There are several events and happenings that were responsible of the political and economic instability in Germany in 1991-23 such as collapse, revolution, political extremes of left and right such as Spartacists, Kapp putsch and Munich beer hall, the Armistice, inflationary and setting up the Weimar republic. Firstly, I agree with the view that it is accurate to suggest that the Treaty of Versailles was mainly responsible for the political and economic instability in Germany in the years 1919-23 because of the treaty itself .
By 1936, the German economy had recovered to the extent that Hitler’s main long term aim of creating an economy which could support sustained rearmament was possible. Throughout the period of 1933-36, this was the recovery period for Germany in order to make a more stable Germany and resolve economic problems and unemployment. Unemployment was a very big concern in Germany. When Hitler went into power in 1933, 5 million people were unemployed. Hitler had introduced many different schemes in order to decrease unemployment such as Battle for Work which was set up to help unemployed people find work.
a) Autumn 1914-Spring 1915: Alfred Hugenberg started a propaganda campaign to counter Socialist agitation. b) The Industrialist Alfred Hugenberg initiated a political Dialogue over German war goals. c) This was a failed attempt by the Conservative German military-industrial complex to gain the support of Labor for the war effort, and to put an end to Socialist anti-war agitation. d) This failed attempt by the Conservatives led to turning towards the Volkish Movement. e) Out of the Volkish Movement came the Thule Society, a Volkish movement that dotted German Landscape.
Red can possibly be left out The Great Depression provided the opportunity for Hitler to take power in Germany and start the process of undoing the terms of the Treaty of Versailles by re-arming in defiance of the Treaty. Germany walked out of the Disarmament Conference and the League of Nations and began to seriously re-arm: a Luftwaffe was created, autobahns were built for easy troop movement and the army was brought into the open. In 1936 German troops re-occupied the demilitarised Rhineland
o The occupation of the Ruhr o Hyperinflation o The Nazi Beer Hall Putsch • What was the biggest cause of Weimar’s ‘recovery’ from 1924-1928 OR To what extent did Weimar actually recover? o Role of Stresemann o Locarno o Role of the USA o General global economic upturn o Weakness of German extremists • What best explains the collapse of Weimar OR the Rise of Hitler 1929-1933? o WSC and the Depression o The failure of Weimar governments to cope o Nazi ideas, propaganda and/or ‘the Hitler effect’ (NB: Role of Goebbels) o German left-wing division and weaknesses o The role of the German ‘elites’ Short-term political machinations involving Hindenburg, von Papen and