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There were various factors that contributed to the failure of the Weimar Republic of Germany and the ascent of Hitlers National Socialist German Workers Party into power on January 30 1933 Various conflicting problems were concurrent with the result of a Republic that from the outset its first governing body the socialist party SPD was forced to contend with These included the aspect of German imperialism the unresolved defeat of 1918 financial collapse and the forced struggle against the activities of the National party as well as inflation Other factors that influenced the failure of Weimar were the structural weaknesses induced by the constitution and the basic lack of support for the Republic among the German people particularly amongst the elite All in all these aspects were the major causes that doomed the Weimar republic to ultimate failure and the eventual ascent of Hitlers nationalist party to power The new socialist government of Weimar SPD whose constitution was adopted on July 30 1919 entered a situation they by no means created The period during which they were appointed to rule was associated with defeat and misery and when disorder was nationwide The situation then was that of revolution However rather than to make it a revolution of there own they co-operated with the liberals and with the catholic centre party to lead Germany in a reformed version of her old self In June 1919 they voted to comply with the treaty of Versailles However the signing of the Treaty served to promote protest and unrest amongst the soldiers sailors and the German people generally and democracy thus resulted in becoming an alien device The imperial army for instance never got over the humiliation of surrender which they felt was a stab in the back by their own countrymen The sailors at Kiel mutinied in a last desperate effort on October 28 and on November 9 1919 the streets were filled with crowds marching to
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