Weimar Republic

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Weimar Republic

n
(Historical Terms) the German republic that existed from 1919 to Hitler's accession to power in 1933
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Wei′mar Repub′lic


n.
the German republic (1919–33), founded at Weimar.
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Noun1.Weimar Republic - the German republic founded at Weimar in 1919; "The Weimar Republic was overthrown in 1933 and replaced by the Third Reich"
republic, democracy, commonwealth - a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
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Hitler became chancellor in 1933, and the Nazis very quickly dismantled the Weimar democracy (1, 2).
Since the nineteenth century, growing numbers of Germans harbored dark fears about hunger and lack of resources, anxieties that led them to embrace statist solutions to resolve these problems of scarcity under both the Weimar democracy and Nazi dictatorship.
This distrust was fuelled by the breakdown of the Weimar democracy, beginning in the late 1920s, followed by the experience of the Nazi regime with its popular/plebiscitary practices.
The National Socialists seized on and exploited such tendencies in their fight against the Weimar Republic; and the annihilation of the Weimar democracy and the destruction of artistic modernism, such as the Bauhaus and Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity), were deliberately linked together by the Nazi Party.
Recall that German financiers and industrialists worked behind the scenes to weaken the nascent Weimar democracy, much as big-business/anti-tax lobbyists and the Republican leadership have pursued an Obama-must-fail agenda.
Weimar democracy in Germany led to the rise of Hitler.