Strengths and Weaknesses of the Weimar Constitution

Anna Marcus
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GCSE History (Germany 1918-1945) Mind Map on Strengths and Weaknesses of the Weimar Constitution, created by Anna Marcus on 06/15/2014.

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Anna Marcus
Created by Anna Marcus over 5 years ago
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Strengths and Weaknesses of the Weimar Constitution
1 Weaknesses
1.1 1. The President had too much power. It was possible he could turn himself into a dictator.
1.2 2. Proportional representation meant that no party could get a majority so there were many coalitions
1.3 3. In 1919 the Republic had many enemies. It was not sensible to give equal rights to those who wished to destroy it.
2 Strengths
2.1 1. All Germans had equal rights including the right to vote.
2.2 2. A strong president was necessary to keep control over the government and to protect the country in a crisis.
2.3 Proportional representation made sure that political parties were allocated seats in Parliament in proportion to the number of votes they received.

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