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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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According to Gay, traditional historiography of the Weimar era has come to view the period between 1918 and 1933 as a period of turmoil, filled with highs and lows, struggling to define itself in the face of revolution and disenchantment, but above all invested in the recreation of the German nation, both politically and culturally.
Ich fur Dich celebrates the Frauenarbeitsdienst (Women's Labor Service) and envisions how the modern, New Woman associated with the Weimar era can assimilate into an idealized National Socialist community and channel her sexuality into forms consistent with National Socialism.
5) McCormick stresses the suitability of this approach for studies of the Weimar era, arguing that the 'complex intersection of social realities and psychosexual anxieties in Weimar cinema' demands an analytical perspective that is both historical and psychoanalytical: Richard W McCormick, Gender and Sexuality in Weimar Modernity: Film, Literature, and 'New Objectivity', Palgrave, New York, 2001, 17.
Grossman attributes the achievements of this period - for example, abortion reform in 1926, and the establishment of forty clinics in Berlin and a thousand counseling centers around the country by the end of the Weimar era - to two unique characteristics of Weimar society: first, its national public health and social insurance system, and second, its mass working-class movement.
Rapid social integration of this large and articulate group would bolster the political stability of the Bonn Republic and help preclude a backslide into the unsettled conditions of the Weimar era.
Research has thus in recent years identified the features of "Nazi modernism," emphasizing the many modern dimensions of the Nazi project, including its ideological progenitors during the Weimar era, its effective political exploitation of techniques borrowed from American public relations before and after the Machtergreifung, and what Paul Betts has called "the industrialized fantasy world ol nazi modernity" (553; Herf; Fritzsche, "Nazi Modern"; Hoeres 84-88, 158; Steidle).
This study is a thoughtful biography of Colonel Truman Smith, who built his career and retirement around assessing German military capabilities from the early Weimar era through the 1950s.
Kohut examines one such group belonging to the so-called Weimar-youth generation, whose members grew up during the First World War and Weimar era, reached young adulthood during the years of the Third Reich, and retired in the postwar Federal Republic.
Such practical applications of academic knowledge would come to bear when theoretical physical research entered the Weimar era.
The Dada artists of Berlin, Germany, during the Weimar era engaged in an intense exploration of the figure of the cyborg.
During the Weimar era motherhood became highly politicized.
On the one hand, sounding like a Weimar era manifesto writer, Apatow recently proclaimed, "America fears the penis, and that's something I'm going to help them get over.