History | Weimar Republic | Revolution in Berlin 1918 | German Revolution in Berlin 1918 | 02100944
History | Weimar Republic | Spartakusaufstand 05.01.1919 | Funeral procession of a soldier who has fallen during the January uprising, 1919 | 00294268
History | Weimar Republic | Bayerische Räterepublik 1919 - 1932 | The Bavarian Soviet Republic, 1919 | 00295546
History | Weimar Republic | Nationalversammlung in Weimar, 1919 | Nationalversammlung in Weimar, 1919 | 02416215
History | Weimar Republic | Deutsche Abrüstung nach dem Versailler Vertrag 1919-1921 | Scheidemann opposes the adoption of the Versailles Treaty, 1919 | 00294520
History | Weimar Republic | Rheinlandbesetzung 1919-1930 | Port area of ??Duisburg occupied by the French, 1921 | 00295925
History | Weimar Republic | Ruhrkampf 1923 - 1925 | French occupation of the Ruhr area 1923 - 1925 | 02100241
History | Weimar Republic | Kapp-Putsch, 1920 | Kapp-Putsch, 1920 | 02425576
History | Weimar Republic | KPD-Aufstände in Hamburg, Thüringen, Sachsen um im Ruhrgebiet | KPD-Aufstände in Hamburg, Thüringen, Sachsen und im Ruhrgebiet | 02425920
History | Weimar Republic | Reichstagswahlen 1920, 1924, 1928 und 1930 | Reichstag election 06.06.1920 | 02100956
History | Weimar Republic | Reichspräsidentenwahl 1925 | Election of the Reichspresident 1925 | 02100491
History | Weimar Republic | Reichspräsidentenwahl 13.03.1932 | Reichspräsidentenwahl 13.03.1932 | 02389019
History | Weimar Republic | Preußische Landtagswahl 24.04. 1932 | Canvassing on the occasion of the Prussian Landtag election, 1932 | 00296529
History | Weimar Republic | Reichstagswahlen am 31.07. und 06.11.1932 | German Reichstag Election 31.07.1932 | 02100681
History | Weimar Republic | Inflation 1922-1923 | Geldscheinstapel der neuen Rentenmark, 1923 | 02393629
History | Weimar Republic | Streiks und Arbeitskämpfe 1919-1932 | Strike ban in Berlin, 1932 | 00295839
History | Weimar Republic | Betriebsrätegesetz 1920 | Works council bill 1920 | 02100691
History | Weimar Republic | Hitler-Ludendorff-Putsch in München, 1923 | Hitler-Ludendorff-Putsch in München, 1923 | 02425575
History | Weimar Republic | Volksentscheid über die Fürstenenteignung 20.06.1926 | Referendum about the dispossession of sovereigns 20.06.1926 | 02100512
History | Weimar Republic | Volksbegehren gegen den Young-Plan 1929 | Referendum against the Young plan 1929 | 02100377
History | Weimar Republic | Franz von Papen wird Reichskommissar in Preussen 20.07.1932 | Trucks of the Reich Defense Forces in front of the foreign office ensure the Prussian coup | 00074515
History | Weimar Republic | Kundgebungen zum 1. Mai, 1919-1932 | Rally of the SPD on May Day in the Lustgarten in Berlin, 1931 | 00296283
History | Weimar Republic | Straßenkämpfe 1919 - 1932 | Police raids to maintain security, 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