What were the inherent defects of weimar republic

Asked by sarubhatia6 | 16th Jul, 2014, 10:34: PM

Expert Answer:

The inherent defects of Weimar Republic were:

  1. The system of proportional representation made it difficult for a one party to achieve a majority. This lead to a rule by coalitions.
  2. Article 48 gave the President the power to impose emergency, suspend civil rights and rule by decree.

These defects lead to Weimar Republic having twenty different cabinets lasting on an average 239 days. As a result, Weimar Republic was unstable and vulnerable to dictatorship.

Answered by Akanksha Kaul | 17th Jul, 2014, 09:41: AM

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