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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

How is the weimar republic goverened?

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  • Arbie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Poorly, given that it printed money like crazy and destroyed its own currency.

    A good history of this time is German Big Business and the Rise of Hitler, by Henry Ashby Turner, Jr. The important point he makes is that the Weimar state had a fatal constitutional weakness which allowed its legislative powers to be transfered to the Executive by emergency decree. It was this which eventually allowed Hitler to take over. When that stunt was tried in the United States, via the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA or the "Blue Eagle"), the Supreme Court declared the law unconstitutional for violating separation of powers and effecting an improper delegation of power. See A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Co. v. United States and Panama Refining Co. v. Ryan, both 1935, in 55 S.Ct. (this is around 293 U.S.)

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  • .
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The "weimar republic" is not governed. It ceased to exist when Hitler took power.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Badly. 10+ years of waste gave rise to Nazism and the horror of WW2.

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