Weimar Republic

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Weimar Republic (1919–33) Popular name for the republic of Germany created after World War 1. It was named after the city of Weimar where the constitution was drawn up in 1919. It was hampered by severe economic difficulties. The Weimar constitution was suspended after Adolf Hitler became chancellor and the republic was superseded by the Third Reich.

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Weimar Republic the German republic of 1919–33, so called because its constitution was drawn up at Weimar, a city in Thuringia, central Germany, which was famous in the late 18th and early 19th century for its intellectual and cultural life. It was eventually overthrown by the Nazi Party of Adolf Hitler.

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Weimar Republic: see Germany.