The Failure Of Weimar Government
The first responsibility of a government is to solve problems facing its nation. Weimar republic was faced by many problems in the 1920's and early 30's. Failure of the Weimar to solve these problems is clearly documented and this failure had major consequences. Actually, these problems had been in existence from the beginning. Germany was a great nation and unfortunately it was more of a colony and was not ruling itself. The people were given democracy and were willing to do what it takes and comb the whole country looking for their political leader. The people wanted a leader who was strong. This was both a policy and pragmatic consideration.
During this period the opposition to the government was both open and violent and the government always got critics despite their actions. Many groups are however blamed for fledgling the government. This is despite the fact that the treaties imposed harsh terms. During this period there were various rebellions and spartacist movements led to a new republic and attempted replicating Russian events, which happened in the year 1917. Many movements arose during this time. Failure of the Weimar Government was based on the fact that they were unable to stop these movements from coming up.
Many people are not bothered to know what efforts the government put. They also do not care knowing why the government failed and how far it had tried. All they focus on is that the government failed. Weimar government was unable to eradicate these groups because of poor economy at that time. The hyper inflation was a major setback. Many people however were in support of a dictatorial government and therefore support to the government was lacking. Many problems including unemployment lead to low levels of national pride and movements thus became more popular. With the harsh economic times, people of all economic classes tried extreme measures to solve the situation.
The constitution was one that thing that contributed to failure of Weimar. People were given democracy and it led to need for proportional representation that led to the formation of many smaller parties and thus political pressure to the government. Such political environment was not favorable especially in the wake of all those problems. All groups wanted to show their might and thus they mount more pressure to the government. Finally, the law contributed to Weimar Republic's collapse. This is because the law allowed the president to rule authoritatively.