The Weimar republic

The Weimar republic
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The Weimar republic

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Reading check.

What happened in the Ruhr in 1923 and what were the consequences for the Weimar Republic ?

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What economic problems did the Weimar government face?
War debts and problems due to the Treaty of Versaille
French invasion of the Ruhr, 1923
All of the above

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Who were Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg?

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What is the Munich Putsch? Who was in charge? Why did it fail?

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Why was Stresemann criticized by the right wing Germans?
For negotiating with the allies
For installing a new currency
He was accused of being a communist
For causing hyperinflation

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Which of these statements describing the Weimar republic are true and which are false?are of then nearly true?
It was ruled by a dictator
Not one person could gain too much power
It was best described as a dictatorship
It used proportional representation
Everyone over 20 could vote
The President appointed a Chancellor
It was best described as a democracy
Article 50 gave Emergency powers to the President
The Chancellor needed over 50% support from the Reichstag

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Can you think up of any benefits autocracy might have vs democracy for Germany at the time?

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Why did a lot of Germans prefer autocracy over democracy?
They weren't used to having democratic rights
They thought a strong leader could clean up the country quickly
They were opposed to sharing power with the 'lower classes'
All of these reasons

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Democracy is hard
It comes with a lot of responsibilities!
- voting
- taking part in discussions
- having accountability

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