Contemporary | Weimar Republic | German Revolution in Berlin 1918 02100944
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Spartacist uprising 05.01.1919 00294268
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Bavarian Soviet Republic 1919 - 1932 00295546
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | National Assembly in Weimar, 1919 02416215
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Disarmament after the Treaty of Versailles 1919-1921 00294520
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Allied occupation of the Rhineland 1919-1930 00295925
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | French occupation of the Ruhr area 1923 - 1925 00295980
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Kapp Putsch, 1920 02425576
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | KPD-Uprisings in the early years of Weimar 02425920
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Reichstag election in the 20th 02100956
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Election of the Reichspresident 1925 02100491
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Election of the Reichspresident 13.03.1932 02389019
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Prussian state parliamentary elections 24.04.1932 00296529
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | German Reichstag Election 1932 02100681
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Inflation 1922-1923 02393629
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Strikes and labour dispute 1919 - 1932 00295839
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Works council bill 1920 00294534
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Hitler-Ludendorff-Putsch in Munich, 1923 02425575
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Referendum about the dispossession of sovereigns 20.06.1926 02100512
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Referendum against the Young plan 1929 02100377
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Franz von Papen becomes commissionary of the empire in Prussia 20.07.1932 00074515
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Kundgebungen zum 1. Mai, 1919-1932 00296283
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Street fights 1919 - 1932 00296331
Weimar Republic

The Weimar Republic emerged from the November Revolution initiated by sailors, workers and soldiers and the subsequent abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1918. For the first time in its history, a parliamentary democracy was established in Germany.

The absence of a restrictive clause allowed an extraordinary party fragmentation in parliament and more and more radical groups, that had formed at the right and left of the political spectrum, were able to participate; constructive cooperation was almost impossible. The terms of the Versailles Treaty led to a momentous agitation of political conservatives and right-wing nationalists against the social democratic "Erfüllungspolitiker" and "backstabbers".

Meanwhile, Stresemann's policy of rapprochement slowly maneuvered Germany out of international isolation; in 1926, Germany was accepted into the League of Nations as an equal partner. American loans also enabled a relatively stable state of the economy of the Republic.

The fragility of the "Golden Twenties" and the political constitution of the young republic, however, became evident in the Great Depression of 1929.

 

Commemorations Special Weimar Republic