Weimar Republic


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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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This recombination of prostitution and economic activity brings the book back full circle to chapter 1, charting the discursive developments from bourgeois marriage to white-collar work, from the entanglements of Victorian-era societal expectations and regulation to the confusing maelstrom of social, gender and economic developments of the Weimar Republic.
In the early 1930s, the right-wing backlash against liberal gender reforms like the 1927 prostitution law played a fateful role in the downfall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Nazism.
In what is to Americans Of the 21st century a very familiar government gambit, the Weimar Republic used the outbreak of armed rebellion to justify gun control laws that bear more than passing similarity to many of the edicts recently issued by President Obama and many of the gun-grabbing bills proposed by Congress.
Aly also says coupled with the German envy complex was a deep-seated fear of true freedom; it had not existed under the Kaiser and democracy under the Weimar Republic had brought the country to its knees.
Historian Bernhard Fulda begins his Press and Politics in the Weimar Republic with an epigraph found in Oswald Spengler's The Decline of the West (1922) which sets the tone for the rest of his book.
Set during the Weimar Republic in Germany, designs for Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker are inspired by the vibrant colours and dream-like creations of the German Expressionist painters of the era.
Her chapter on disability in the Weimar Republic discusses the role of disabled veterans and their organizations during the Weimar Republic as well as the meanings which artists and writers attributed to physical disabilities.
The Weimar Republic has abolished all censorship so there's no closing hours, and you can say and print what you like.
But he was one of the most interesting, with a career that arced from the days of the Weimar Republic in Germany to Broadway and Hollywood, where he died relatively young aged 50.
Known commonly as the 'November Criminals,' this group included those who seemed to benefit from the newly formed Weimar Republic, or were not adversely affected by the Treaty of Versailles.
It remains traumatized by its historical memory of the 1930s, when runaway inflation in the Weimar Republic led to the rise of Hitler.
The foundation to this unlikely love story is provided by Christopher Isherwood's Berlin stories, where the underlying theme is not just the promiscuity of the Weimar Republic, but more notably the rise of German nationalism.