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We can scarcely count on being able to withstand a serious offensive Hindenburg httpwwwhistorylearningsitecoukwei2htm The Weimar Republic started off with many problems The government was in a tough spot because of the Left and Right wing The left was the Communists while those on the right were fascist The three main problems facing the Weimar Republic were the Left wing Right wing and also the ineffective constitution The Weimar government was not strong due to the constitution In the constitution Article 48 gave the president sole power for emergency use The president was allowed to appoint and dismiss governments and suspend civil rights without parliamentary support in a time of emergency Pg 83 CONFLICT COMMUNISM AND FASCISM Proportional representation means lots of small powerless parties and frequent changes in government httpwwwjohndclarenetWeimarrevisionhtm This system created 27 different parties in the Reichstag This made it very difficult and caused lots of changes in government Hans Van Seekt led an army that wasnt fully under the governmentpresidents control It never supported the government during crisis Another problem was that most of the judges were right wings Therefore they tried to throw over the government but after the Kapp putsch out of the 700 rebels only one went to jail The communist also known as the Left wing disliked the Weimar government Rosa Luxembourg and Karl Liebnicht created the left wing spartacists in 1919 On January 6 1919 both Luxembourg and Liebnicht led 50000 spartacists to rebel in Berlin But by January 15 the Freikorps murdered Luxembourg and Liebnicht In that same year the capital of Bavaria Munich was controlled by the communist workers councils and proclaimed a socialist republic of Bavaria The Kapp putsch failed in 1920 and a group known as the Red Brigade took over the Ruhr The right wing of the German politics hated the Weimar republic for they have signed the Treaty of Versailles In March 1920 Dr Wolfgang Kapp led an army to
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