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, Ger. Deutschland, officially Federal Republic of Germany, republic (2015 est. pop. 81,708,000), 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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Using copious and persuasive evidence from these sources, Wallach reconstructs what people in Weimar Germany understood to be markers of Jewishness (both bodily and nonbodily) and how they interpreted and valued those markers.
According to Ganeva (2008), 25 percent of average earnings in Weimar Germany were spent on clothing.
Realism After Modernism shows that if the "new man" envisioned in the figurative practices of Weimar Germany might seem at the center of the universe, he is in fact a prosthetic man: a mere organ of that universe.
But in the new republic of Weimar Germany, the Treaty of Versailles had repercussions of its own.
One need not necessarily look to 1920s Weimar Germany for an example; present-day Zimbabwe provides the most recent version of the economic wreckage caused by government planning that devalues a national currency.
Weimar Germany experienced the madness of milliards (billions).
In late 1920s in Weimar Germany there was a crisis in cultural identity.
The most famous hyperinflation, Weimar Germany in 1923, is in a distant fourth place, at 29,525 per cent a month with prices doubling every 3.
After the early 1920s there was a sincere and widespread attempt by the European powers and the United States to produce international reconciliation, reduce or end war debts, bring Weimar Germany and the Soviet Union into the international community, and resolve major disputes by negotiation.
In truth, it is the middle classes, particularly the lower middle classes, who make revolutions, whether they be the sans-culottes of Revolutionary France, or the ruined small businessmen of Weimar Germany.
In carefully locating Heartfield's production in the turbulent years of Weimar Germany, the exhibition reveals just how complex its engagement was with its time--and what a good example it could be for ours.