Examine 3 inherent defets of the Weimar Consititution?

Asked by vivanyagniksetia | 18th Aug, 2014, 04:19: PM

Expert Answer:

The Weimar Constitution had certain inherent defects, which made it unstable and vulnerable to dictatorship. One of its chief weaknesses was the principle of proportional representation. This made achieving a majority by any one party almost impossible, leading to a rule by coalitions. Another defect was Article 48 of the Constitution. This Article gave the German President the powers to impose emergency, suspend civil rights and rule by decree. As a combined result of these weaknesses, Weimar Republic saw twenty different cabinets within its short life, and an excessive use of the Article 48. Yet the crisis that faced post-War Germany could not be managed satisfactorily. The German populace lost all confidence in the democratic parliamentary system and became more and more inclined to accept dictatorial rule.

Answered by Soumil Shukla | 19th Aug, 2014, 01:23: PM

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