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, Ger. Deutschland, officially Federal Republic of Germany, republic (2005 est. pop. 82,431,000), 137,699 sq mi (356,733 sq km). Located in the center of Europe, it borders the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France on the west; Switzerland and Austria on
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Weimar Republic

 

a bourgeois democratic republic in Germany, established as a result of the November Revolution of 1918. The juridical formulation of the Weimar Republic was the Weimar Constitution of 1919, which was drawn up by the German Constituent National Assembly in Weimar. The Weimar Republic virtually ceased to exist in 1933 after the establishment of the fascist dictatorship in Germany.

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One major reason for the continuing focus on this era is the understandable desire to identify social factors which help to explain the failure of Weimar democracy, the rise of National Socialism, and its widespread acceptance in the German population.
This leaves open the question about the sustainability of Weimar's economy and the chances for the survival of Weimar Democracy.
And the more nationalistic bourgeois parties shared their view that the price of Weimar democracy -- weak governments and incessant compromises with the socialist SPD -- had become unacceptably high.
The Rise and Fall of Weimar Democracy, by Hans Mommsen.