The first republic in German history, the Weimar Republic, began under bleak circumstances having had the unfortunate task of negotiating of The Treaty of Versailles. With this event the Weimar government lost the support of the people before they had a chance to govern. Immediately a myth sprang up that the politicians who created the republic had "stabbed the nation in the back" by ending the war The constitution, which provided for an elected president whose term was set at seven years, a chancellor appointed by the president, and a bicameral legislature, was based on proportional representation. The republic came into being in November 1918 when Kaiser Wilhelm II was forced to abdicate power by the German military.
XP=4 Objectives: 1. Expand your knowledge of Germany post WWI 2. Using the information provided create an explanation for the rise of Antisemitism and ultranationalism of Germany during the 1930s that lead to Militarism.