Politics in Weimar
Germany
Learning Objectives:
• To explain the political spectrum in Germany
Starter:
Can you remem...
Politics in Weimar
Germany
LO: To
explain the
political
spectrum in
Germany
When the Weimar
Republic was set up, t...
The first thing he does is sign the armistice on 11th
November – this brings an end to WW1.
Politics in Weimar
Germany
• Allies prepared to
make peace on
conditions:
• Kaiser and Generals
must give up powers ...
Politics in Weimar
Germany
• The Armistice was an agreement signed
by representatives of France, Great
Britain and Ger...
What does this source suggest about German reaction to the
armistice?
Dolchstoss
LO: To
explain the
political
spectrum in
Germany
Dolchstoss (the stab-in-the-
back theory) was the
idea...
The Political
Spectrum
LO: To
explain the
political
spectrum in
Germany
Centre
Far
Left
Far
Right
Centre
Left...
The Political
Spectrum
LO: To
explain the
political
spectrum in
Germany
Read the descriptions of the
different pol...
The Political
Spectrum
Communism Socialism Liberalism Conservatism
LEFT
WING
CENTRE RIGHT WING
LO: To
explain the
...
Fact or Fiction?
The Kaiser abdicated on 11th
November 1918
Dictatorship means a state with
a strong leader, one-party...
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Politics of the Weimar Republic

An outline of the various parties involved in the Weimar Republic
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Politics in Weimar Germany Learning Objectives: • To explain the political spectrum in Germany Starter: Can you remember the two main problems with the Weimar Constitution?
  • 2. Politics in Weimar Germany LO: To explain the political spectrum in Germany When the Weimar Republic was set up, the largest political party was the Social Democratic Party (the SDP). Their leader, Friedrich Ebert, was therefore chosen to be the first president. What was the difference between the president and the chancellor?
  • 3. The first thing he does is sign the armistice on 11th November – this brings an end to WW1.
  • 4. Politics in Weimar Germany • Allies prepared to make peace on conditions: • Kaiser and Generals must give up powers • Power given to the Reichstag • Germany went from a country of autocracy and became a parliamentary democracy LO: To explain the political spectrum in Germany
  • 5. Politics in Weimar Germany • The Armistice was an agreement signed by representatives of France, Great Britain and Germany. It was an agreement to end fighting as a prelude to peace negotiations. The Treaty of Versailles • The Armistice began at on 11th November 1918 at 11am (French time) - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. • The Armistice took place in Ferdinand Foch's railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne, about 37 miles (60 km) north of Paris. LO: To explain the political spectrum in Germany
  • 6. What does this source suggest about German reaction to the armistice?
  • 7. Dolchstoss LO: To explain the political spectrum in Germany Dolchstoss (the stab-in-the- back theory) was the idea among some in Germany (particularly the right wing and the army) that Germany was not going to lose the war and the armistice should not have been signed. They called the Weimar Republic’s leaders the ‘November Criminals’
  • 8. The Political Spectrum LO: To explain the political spectrum in Germany Centre Far Left Far Right Centre Left Centre Right Democratic and appeals to everyone Democratic and appeals to lower classes (workers) Democratic and appeals to rich or nationalistic Dictatorship and appeals to lower classes (workers) Dictatorship and appeals to rich or nationalistic • Equality • Social change • Distribution of wealth • Personal liberty • Capitalism • Private property
  • 9. The Political Spectrum LO: To explain the political spectrum in Germany Read the descriptions of the different political parties and try to place them in the correct place on the political spectrum.
  • 10. The Political Spectrum Communism Socialism Liberalism Conservatism LEFT WING CENTRE RIGHT WING LO: To explain the political spectrum in Germany Nationalism/ Fascism
  • 11. Fact or Fiction? The Kaiser abdicated on 11th November 1918 Dictatorship means a state with a strong leader, one-party rule One characteristic of fascism is often nationalism Fascism is extreme left wing and gains support from workers Friedrich Ebert became the first elected president of Germany The Armistice was signed between Germany, France, Britain and Russia The president of the Weimar republic ruled for 8 years Under the new constitution anyone under 20yrs. can vote The new republic was named after the town it was established Article 54 have the president power to pass laws without voting in the Reichstag first