A Short History of the Weimar Republic

A Short History of the Weimar Republic

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It is impossible to understand the history of modern Europe without some knowledge of the Weimar Republic. The brief fourteen-year period of democracy between the Treaty of Versailles and the advent of the Third Reich was marked by unstable government, economic crisis and hyperinflation and the rise of extremist political movements. At the same time, however, a vibrant cultural scene flourished, which continues to influence the international art world through the aesthetics of Expressionism and the Bauhaus movement. In the fields of art, literature, theatre, cinema, music and architecture a€“ not to mention science a€“ Germany became a world leader during the 1920s, while her perilous political and economic position ensured that no US or European statesman could afford to ignore her. Incorporating original research and a synthesis of the existing historiography, this book will provide students and a general readership with a clear and concise introduction to the history of the first German Republic.... the President and his advisors became increasingly important figures in the day-to-day politics of the Weimar Republic. ... Hungary had been dominated by the authoritarian regime of Admiral MiklA³s Horthy since the collapse of BelAi Kuna#39;s short-lived Soviet Republic in 1920, ... Generations of students have answered essay.

Title:A Short History of the Weimar Republic
Author: Colin Storer
Publisher:I.B.Tauris - 2013-04-10

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