Pictures showing the hyperinflation in the Weimer Republic

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Germany: Problems faced by the Weimer Republic

  • Dissatisfaction of the Versailles treaty
  • Too many political parties
  • Reparations that were too high
  • Weak government caused by the existence of many political parties in the Reichstag
  • Political violence caused by the formation of private armies by parties
  • Threat and fear of communism
  • Weakness of the constitution which enabled the formation of many political parties
  • The occupation of Ruhr by France and Belgium
  • Strikes e.g the Ruhr strike of 1923
  • Weak army could not suppress rebellions
  • Inflation in 1914 as one pound was worth 5 marks but was worth 21 trillion marks in November 1923
  • Weak economy caused by low industry and agricultural production
  • The great depression of 1929 affected its economy largely

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