Strengths and weaknesses of the weimar constitution

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  • Created by: holly6901
  • Created on: 09-06-19 12:16

Strengths and weaknesses

Advantages

  • The Weimar Republic was a genuine democracy. This was because all Germans over 20 could vote.
  • The constitution was strong because no one person or group could hold too much power.

Disadvantages

  • Proportional representation meant that weak coalitions were the only way to gain power and lead Germany.
  • Article 48 was a weakness because it meant that the President could bypass (avoid and go around) democracy.
  • The Constitution was weak because strong German states, such as Prussia, still held power through the Reichsrat.

Evaluation

The disadvantages strongly outweigh the advantages. There was also many people against the constitution.

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