Status Report of the Weimar Republic in 1924

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The current status of the Weimar Republic as of 1924 is a seemingly very precarious one. The Weimar government faced many problems during its ruling from 1919-1924. It has survived heavy political opposition from the communists and right-wing parties. It has survived the economic strain caused by hyperinflation. Its standing amongst Germans is highly questionable, and the lasting question about the impact of the Treaty of Versailles is still a big question. However, I believe the Weimar Republic was a strong enough government to be able to ride through all these problems. The Weimar Republic faced its first problem when it took government of Germany, the opposition parties. It was fired from both sides by the Left-Wing communists and the Right-Wing supporters of the Kaiser, the previous monarch of Germany. The communists disliked the Weimar’s democratic government, and wanted to follow Russia and become communist, even if they had to seize Germany by force. On the right-wing were the supporters of the Kaiser who enjoyed the success brought to Germany by a dictatorial government. This group consisted mostly of former soldiers who were highly anti-communist. Thus, when the left-wing spartacists led an attack on the Weimar government, Friedrich Ebert, head of the Weimar, had no difficulty negotiating for the FREIKORPS, the band of right-wing former soldiers, to step in and eliminate the communists. This smart move may well have saved Weimar, as Ebert had very little military support at the time. However, the communists still became a powerful anti-government threat throughout the 1920s, which the Weimar managed to stifle with their powerful support of the people of Germany. The right-wingers were no exceptions to the use of violence, and in 1920, a Putsch(rebellion) was launched by the freikorps, and in the process Berlin was taken over. However, Weimar had the
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