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Weimar Germany 1919: The Spartacists and the constitution
These are revision questions for the Germany depth study: Was Weimar doomed from the start?
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Who was the first president of Weimar Germany
What did the Nationalists call those who signed the armistice in 1918?
The November Criminals
The traitors of Versailles
Who tried to seize power in Berlin in January 1919?
Who were the leaders of the Spartacists?
Kapp and Ludendorf
Luxemburg and Liebknecht
Who were the Friekorps?
The German police
Mercenaries made up of ex-soldiers
Which of these statements are correct about the Weimar constitution? (6 correct answers)
Men and women aged over 18 could vote
Men and women aged over 21 could vote
voting was to be based on the system of proportional representation
voting was to be based on the British system of first past the post
The parliament was the Reichstag
The head of the government was the chancellor
The head of state was the president
The president had emergency powers known as article 231
The president had emergency powers known as article 48
What was the key weakness of the new constitution?
not everyone could vote
the system of p.r. led to coallitions
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