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John Röhl

Individualist perspective: The Kaiser build an autocratic , semi-absolutist, centralised government based around him.

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Hans-Ulrich Wehler

Structuralist perspective: Germany was dominated by powerful conservative forces like Junkers, Pressure Groups, Industrialists and Army who were focused in maintaining their interests.

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Christopher Clark

Takes more of a synthesis position, system was too fluid for personal rule to be possible. More positive than Wehler or Rohl about strength of liberal elements at this time

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Geoff Eley and David Blackburn

Pressure from Below perspective: That a lot of policy was pressed by working and middle class groups from below.