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Why Did Democracy Fail?
After its defeat in World War I, Germany adopted a democratic form of government with a constitution and free elections. But barely 14 years later, the elected German parliament voted to hand over its powers to Adolph Hitler. Inthe modern state of Germany was formed. During the 19th century, many people had yearned to unite Germany, but one man was responsible, Chancellor Otto von Bismarck of Prussia.
Working for the Prussian monarch, Bismarck had provoked two short wars—one with Austria and the other with France—to achieve his goal of uniting Germany. The new reich had a constitution and parliament Reichstag. But the power rested with the chancellor chosen by the emperor, the kaiser.
When war erupted between Austria and Serbia, Russia and France threatened to intervene. World War I had broken out. Kaiser Wilhelm largely ignored the Reichstag and directed the war along with his top generals headed by Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg. Germany had to fight on two main fronts—the eastern and western.
In the east, the war went well. A new communist government in Russia sued for peace in In the west, the Germans advanced quickly, but were stopped about 60 miles from Paris.
The western front turned into a stalemate, with neither side able to advance. Inhowever, the United States entered the war against Germany.
Throughout the war, the kaiser and his generals had assured the German people of victory. In the fall ofhowever, with defeat certain, the German generals suddenly called for an armistice, a ceasefire until the signing of a peace treaty.
Most Germans were shocked.
As a condition of the armistice, U. President Woodrow Wilson demanded that Kaiser Wilhelm give up his monarchy. The kaiser agreed and left Germany for exile in Holland.
The German Reichstag assumed the responsibility of signing a peace treaty. Before the Reichstag politicians could act, mutinies by sailors, soldiers, and workers broke out all over Germany.
Many set up local governing councils and called for communism as in Russia.Hope for All Generations and Nations By Gary Amirault (This article was written for Christians and non-Christians alike.
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In he received the John Bates Clark Medal awarded to economists under forty judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.
As the United Nations conference on climate change gets underway Monday in Paris, one temperature that will be on everyone's minds is 2 degrees Celsius (or degrees Fahrenheit). Although it.
As the United Nations conference on climate change gets underway Monday in Paris, one temperature that will be on everyone's minds is 2 degrees Celsius (or degrees Fahrenheit). Although it. The relationship between the annual inflation rate and the unemployment rate clearly shifted after the recession.
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