Germany Tried Democracy

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This book takes a good long look at that chaotic brand of democracy that characterized the Weimar Republic. It opens with a chapter on Bismarck's empire of 1871-1914, when Wagner was glorifying everything German, Nietzche was developing the German power complex, and depressions were already being blamed on the Jews. From that point there is a play-by-play description of the political happenings: the formation of innumerable parties; the influence of dozens of leaders from the right, the left, and the center; the making of the peace; the dictates of Wilson; the establishing of the Republic; civil war; Versailles; the first sounds from Adolf Hitler; the Dawes Plan; the presidency of von Hindenburg; the Young Plan; the Great Depression; the first major triumph of the Nazis; Hitler's Dusseldorf speech; von Hindenburg's re-election and the advance of the Nazi tide; and finally the advent of Adolf Hitler himself.

Author: Samuel W. Halperin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 01/17/1965
Pages: 580
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.37lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 1.29d
ISBN13: 9780393002805
ISBN10: 0393002802
BISAC Categories:
- History | Europe | Germany
- History | Modern | 20th Century
- Political Science | Political Ideologies | Democracy