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Weimar - strengths and weaknesses

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The Weimar Republic comprised all the essential elements of a perfect democracy. But was it perfect or was it flawed?

The Weimar Republic

After Germany lost the First World War, the Kaiser fled and a new democratic government of Germany was declared in February 1919 at the small town of Weimar. It was too dangerous to make a declaration in Berlin where there had just been a revolt by a Communist group called the Spartacists. The Weimar Republic was a genuine attempt to create a perfect democratic [Democratic: Something that follows the principles of democracy which advocate majority rule and fair process, usually involving elections ] country.

The Weimar Republic looked like the perfect democracy, but it had two great weaknesses - proportional representation and Article 48.

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