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How the Depression helped Hitler come to power
The coming of world depression following the Wall Street Crash as banks called in loans all over the world. Weimar Germany was particularly affected because of the Dawes Plan. Unemployment rose dramatically from 1.5 to 6 million between 1929 and 1932. The Weimar Government was seen as not decisive enough, and was hampered by proportional representation which meant that no one party had overall majority. A period of shifting coalitions and social problems followed.
Credits: British Movietone, UCLA Film & Television Archive, Eva Riehl, Messter Wouche
Looking at how easily the stability established by Stresemann could be overthrown by economic problems.
Examining the nature of the Weimar Constitution and how far it can be blamed for subsequent political and social problems.
Consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of proportional representation.
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