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The Weimar Republic, or the German People's State, (officially, the German Reich), was a republican form of government which ruled Germany from 1918 to 1933, and which was named for the city of Weimar where it's constitutional assembly first took place.

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What was German GDP in 1919 in Goldmarks?

The Treaty of Versailles originally demanded German reparations of ℳ 226 billion: In January 1921, the Allied Powers grew impatient and established the reparation sum at 226 billion gold marks. The ...
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What was the purpose of creating the Weimar Republic?

I listened to a podcast recently called Dictators by Parcast Network. In a particular episode about Hitler, the speaker said The Weimar Republic was created so that it could take the blame of Germany'...
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Did Hitler and Nazi officials give interviews and cooperate with the Weimar republic general press?

Politicians often purposely avoid being interviewed by journalists based on numerous arguments and if they do get interviewed they might ensure to film the interview with their own crew to expose ...
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What exactly do eyewitness testimonies say about Hitler's behavior during the Munich Putsch?

To be more specific, I'm wondering if I can find any primary statements from the people who accompanied Hitler on the street where 16 National Socialists were gunned down by the police; this is the ...
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Was the Weimar Republic referred to as such by contemporaries?

Recently I've noticed the tendency to refer to certain areas which were historically under that administration as the Weimar Republic (e.g. Wikipedia: Helmut Kohl 'Born Helmut Josef Michael Kohl, 3 ...
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How did redenomination prevent the Weimar Republic from further decline?

My school is currently teaching us European History in the 20th century, and we were on the topic of the Weimar Republic. It got me thinking, how exactly did redenomination of currency save the ...
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Did the Weimar governments publish revelatory WWI documents?

Consider this statement from a speech by Yegor Gaidar: Historically, such myths have a dangerous precedent--namely, Germany between World War I and World War II. Then, the legend went that ...
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Babylon Berlin TV series: how historically accurate are the subplots about poison gas and false flag assassinations?

(spoilers) I watched Babylon Berlin, a Netflix series a while back. It is a series taking place in Berlin right before the Great Depression and deals with hardcore German nationalists, who seem to ...
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What is the earliest example of the usage of 'Nazis' to refer clearly and exclusively to the National-Socialists?

The term 'Nazi' is now commonly explained as being an abbreviation of 'National-Socialist'. That was not always the case. The use of the term Nazi is a well-established convention in English. It ...
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Did foreign countries respond to the Munich Putsch?

Did the Munich Putsch put Hitler in the spotlight on an international level? If so why didn't the league of nations act – or any other country for that matter? On the surface the Beer-Hall Putsch ...
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How did Hitler get off so lightly after the Beer Hall Putsch?

The Main Square in Munich during the Beer Hall Putsch On November 8-9 1923 the Beer Hall Putsch or Munich Putsch was an attempted coup by the Nazi Party against the German Weimar Republic which ...
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Leather 1.50 German gold mark

I have a German 1.50 gold mark that looks to be made of leather. It is about 3/16 of an inch thick. and dyed black. It has many symbols. Please if anyone can tell me about this. It looks to be dated ...
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Why was the KPD mandate abandoned in 1933 Germany?

On the 5th of March 1933 the NSDAP received 44% of the votes. Together with the 8% of the DNVP under Papen they obtained the majority. Yet before the first constitutive meeting the Communist Party of ...
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Murder rate in the last years of Weimar Republic 1927-1933

I am writing a paper about mortality during the last years of Weimar Republic, namely 1928-1933. Presenting the data in Berlin, scholars wondered about the reason why the figures about people dead by ...
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How common were foreigners in the Weimar republic?

Was it common to find foreigners in Germany during Weimar Republic and the beginning of the Nazi regimes? Because they do not seem particularly attractive historical periods but I found many ...
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Can anyone find a picture of NSDAP & KPD Workers eating lunch together in 1932 during Berlin Transit Workers Strike?

A few months back I saw a picture on the web of NSDAP and KPD strikers eating lunch together during the November, 1932, Berlin Transit Workers strike. The picture showed strikers of both parties ...
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Nazi Germany's secret service SD was first called Ic-Dienst, what does “Ic” stand for?

The "Ic-Dienst" was founded as a security organisation of the SS in 1931, in 1932 it was renamed "PI-Dienst" (Presse- und Informationsdienst), after that it got its well known name SD ("...
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Conditions of Upper-Silesian-Poles minority in Weimar Republic?

The border between Germany and the reborn Poland in 1918 was decided by the allies. It was drawn semi-arbitrarily, following the places where the majority of people were Polish and others where the ...
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Why couldn't the Weimar Republic peg their currency to another one?

My dad and I recently thought of something. Pegging a currency to another, at least in the modern-day world, helps to keep it stable. So why couldn't the Weimar Republic peg the Mark to another ...
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Was Hitler released from jail in 1924 on condition that he ran democratically?

In 1924, Adolf Hitler served only 264 days in prison after his failed coup d'état. Was his release politically ordered? I suppose that the motive could've been that it is better to have him lead the "...
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Did Hitler brag about or downplay his war experiences in WW I in appealing to 1932 voters?

I am currently reading Yuval Noah Harari's Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. IMHO it is unfortunately much weaker than its impressive predecessor (as can of course happen with "second" books). ...
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Did Sturmabteilung (SA) commit serious crimes before 1933?

Wikipedia says: Their primary purposes were providing protection for Nazi rallies and assemblies, disrupting the meetings of opposing parties, fighting against the paramilitary units of the opposing ...
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What are some examples of clauses against unifications in peace treaties?

I have learned in school that the Treaty of Versailles (after World War I in 1919) contained a clause that forbade unification of Germany and Austria. Presumably it is Article 80: Germany ...