How far has the Weimar Republic recovered? (Politics (negatives (1926:…
How far has the Weimar Republic recovered?
Four different chancellors, influence of party leaders which held party coalitions together
Wrote to Kaiser (in exile) for approval before taking post!!
Hindenburg opposed to democracy!!
Hindenburg elected by Germans as president
right wing Nationalist Party and Nazis collaborated, appeared more respectable
Right wing organisations that were the greatest threat were quiet rather than destroyed
around 30% of votes often opposed to Republic -- bad news for Republic.
Nazis and Communists
building up their party organizations
"the Republic is beginning to settle and the German people are becoming reconciled to the way things are"
politican who was a leading opponent of Ebert in 1923:
no more attempted revolutions
became more stable
Stresemann's greatest triumph
already negotiated Young Plan
led to final removal of British + French + Belgian troops from Rhineland
lightened reparations burden on DE
Death of Strese.
Stresemann reversed some of Treaty. Versailles' terms
Germany is accepted into League
Locarno Treaties signed
guaranteed to not to try to change Germany's western borders with France + France
Stresemann attacked by Nationalists
Locarno pact seen as DE accepting Treaty of Versailles.
signing the Locarno Pact
for joining League
criticised politcal leaders
daring + liberated night life
Fritz Lang - film maker
Marlene Dietrich - singer
famous Bauhaus style of design + architecture
production of designs
new and exciting buildings
rejection of traditionals
cultural revival, allowed free expression of ideas
colorful and exciting
more help for the countryside, less decadence in towns
Wanted simple country values
reaction to Weimar culture
Bauhaus design college was forced out of Weimar by town officials
decline in morals (of people), caused by:
Jewish artists / musicians