We also discussed the Weimar republic. The Weimar republic was a genuine attempt at good government that was never accepted. The Weimar Republic had strict proportional representation. It had strict civil rights for all. It had one vote one value. It had universal suffrage for both males and females. Governments had to have a more than 50% majority in Parliament.
A myriad of balances were built in to ensure democracy reigned and no one group could take advantage.
It accepted the conditions of the Versailles Treaty and attempted to comply with its conditions.
It goes without saying that pretty well all political classes, all individual parties and all pressure groups hated it with a passion.
Next month we will discuss the Nazi Period.
We are slowly moving toward the GDR.