What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Weimar Republic?

20th Century German History

by Professor Benjamin Ziemann. Produced by Simon Brown, 12th August 2015

Political Instability and Economic Decline

In this podcast Professor Benjamin Ziemann of the University of Sheffield looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the Weimar Republic.

1. Introduction - What was the Weimar Republic?
2. The Weimar Constitution.
3. Compromise between heavy industrialists and the Trade Unions, hyper inflation and economic decline.
4. Republican Symbolism vs. the National Socialist People's Community


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