Weimar Germany Evidence Sheet (1907-1929)

From 1907, Unemployment rises from 1.35 million to 3.45 million

1913 2,405 million marks for military budget

Second most modernised nation, 60% urbanised, healthcare, pension, insurance.

418,000 votes to 212 conservative seats, 6,000,000 votes to 6 seats

Around  ½ to ⅓ of all food in black market

After WWI → Real incomes fall by 20-30%

  • 2 mil dead
  • 1923 Hyperinflation from Ruhr Invasion

1918-1923 → 100 Assassinations , such as Walther Rathenau

1922 Youth Welfare Law

1923 Annual Budget deficit of 23%

1924 Dawes Plan

-Loan  800 mil marks

-Rentenmark

Locarno Treaty 1925

League of Nations  1926

1924-1929  six different governments

1924-1928 anti Democratic vote 39 – 13 % then to 64 after wall street

1924-1931 200k homes built

1927 Unemployment Insurance Act

1929 homelessness reduced by 60%

1929 Economy, 33% more production since 1913

-34% of their original pre-WWI production rates, to a redeeming 90%,

Inflation at 1 trillion percent

Bread, had drastically increased from 163 marks to 200 billion

One trillion percent inflation

Passive resistance – loss of 33 million working days

Weimar Constitution

Article 1  power vested in the people

Article 155 improve housing

Article 22 Women can vote

Article 109  all are equal

Women free to express, they can use cigars, tie their hair and stop wearing dresses.

 

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