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1

When was it founded?

1919

2

Who was the first President of the Republic?

Friedrich Ebert

3

What was it commonly associated with by the German people?

The defeat of Germany during WW1

4

What form of Voting had the Republic adopted?

Proportional Representation

5

What was the problem with the Voting system used in the Weimar Republic?

It divided the Reichstag too significantly, nothing could ever be agreed on.

6

What key policy did Hitler exploit in his later rise to power?

The emergency powers act

7

When was the German Hyperinflation

1923

8

When was the WallStreet Crash?

October 28, 1929

9

What contributed to the Hyperinflation

The reparations owed due to the Treaty of Versailles

10

When was the Dawes plan introduced

1924

11

What did the Dawes plan act do?

Germany was granted American loans to help pay their reparations

12

What was the Locarno Pact and when was it introduced?

Non-aggression pact between Germany and France, 1925

13

What was Germany allowed into in 1926?

The league of Nations

14

Who organised the Dawes plan and the Locarno pact as well as letting Germany into the League of Nations?

Stresseman.

15

What unfortunate event followed just three weeks after the death of Stresseman.

Wall street Crash

16

Why were the German people unhappy with the democratic system?

The German nation was born out of an authoritarian rule.

17

What did those who opposed the system believe the system supported?

Communism

18

What made Hindenburg such a popular candidate for the presidency?

He was a very military man and people wanted a more powerful single leader