Weimar Republic. The term Weimar Republic (De-WeimarRepublic.ogg Weimarer Republik

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The term Weimar Republic (De-WeimarRepublic.ogg Weimarer Republik (help·info), IPA: [ˈvaɪmarɐ repuˈbliːk]) is used by historians to signify the democratic and republican period of Germany from 1919 to 1933.

Following World War I, the republic emerged from the German Revolution in November 1918. In 1919 a national assembly convened in the city of Weimar, where a new constitution for the German Reich was written, to be adopted on 11 August This attempt to re-establish Germany as a liberal democracy failed with the ascent of Adolf Hitler and the n**i Party in 1933. Although technically the 1919 Weimar constitution was not invalidated until after World War II, the legal measures taken by the n**i government in February and March 1933, commonly known as Gleichschaltung, destroyed the mechanisms of a true democracy. Therefore 1933 is usually seen as the end of the Weimar Republic and as the beginning of Hitler's "Third Reich".

The name Weimar Republic was never used officially during its existence. Despite its political form, the new republic was still known as Deutsches Reich in German. This phrase was commonly translated into English as German Empire, although the German word reich has a broader range of connotations than the English "empire", so the name is most often translated to the German Reich in English. The common short form remains Germany.

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