Weimar Germany

Germany’s 1918 transition from constitutional, parliamentary monarchy to democratic republic was not the result of a self-determined evolution, but rather an Allied settlement foisted upon Germany as a consequence of its defeat in WWI. Hence, a sizable portion of the German populace was disgruntled with the new régime right from the start. Weimar's problems were compounded by the fact that the Allied powers, fearing a strong and healthy rival, did their utmost to destabilize Germany.

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