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1

What was the German parliament called

The reichstag

2

What were the 4 parts of the reichstag

Kaiser
Chancellor
Reichstag
Bundestat

3

What were the roles of the kaiser

Rules like a kind
Personal control of the army
Appoints and dismissed the chancellor
Can dissolve reichstag at any time

4

What was the role of the chancellor

Runs the government and proposes new laws
Doesn’t need support of reichstag to stay in power

5

Who was the reichstag selected by

Members of the public every 3 years

6

What types of change did Germany experience

Economic and social

7

What changed about Germans economy in the years of 1890-1914

They expanded massively and production of coal and iron doubled

8

What were the positives and negatives about Germany going through industrialisation

P = new jobs created and population grew especially the working class which helped them to play a bigger part in society
N = working class grew but that resulted in lots of poor working conditions for them and they wanted better representation

9

What party and political ideology grew when Germany went through industrialisation and why was this

Social Democratic Party
Socialism because it promoted equality and public ownership of industry

10

Why was the rowdy of socialism bad for kaiser Wilhelm

He feared it because he though the social Democratic Party would have a revolution to over throw parliament and destroy the class system

11

What were kaiser wil helms strong beliefs

Germany was to be a world power and to stick to a traditional class system with no democracy

12

What is militarism

A system the wilhelm adopted which was the strengthen germanys military and it would increase Germany’s influence