Weimar Republic

Weimar Republic – Years of crisis

This chapter if about the first German republic, named after the city of Weimar where the national assembly met in 1919, to decide about a constitution and to form a new government. However, the young Weimar Republican had to struggle from its start. 

Weimar Republic

Weimar Republic – Golden Era

After the Weimar Republic had survived the year of crisis 1923, it was granted a short time of economic recovery and political stability. These were the “Golden Twenties”. But the German democracy was shaky. Already in the middle of the twenties, the parties of the center and center-left lost many […]

Weimar Republic

Weimar Republic – Depression and decline

Foreign loans had helped Germany to recover economically and get back on her feet again. But then the “Black Thursday” in New York changed everything. The stock market into widened into a global crisis, sent the USA into the Great Depressing. The Weimar Republic faced another devastating crisis.