Hello there. First of and foremost, great community! Looks like I'll be able to learn a lot around here.
We're currently studying the aftermath of World War 1 at school and we're paying close attention to the changes that occured in the countries that lost (even though we all know the war affected pretty much everyone). I have no problem with understanding the countries' economical or even political state after the war, but Germany's situation is something that puzzles me. Here's basically what I have to do
- I need a really
simple scheme of how the political system in Germany worked after the end of WW1.
Here is what I know on the matter so far -
Germany moved from monarchy to parliamentary republic (the Weimar republic) 2.)
Since there was no Kaiser anymore, now the president
had the biggest power of all. He had a 7-year mandate and was allowed to choose the prime minister, as well as to take him down whenever he chooses. He could also make decrees, but these decrees were literally laws. 3.)
The people chose who the president will be (not sure about that one, but I found it logical). Everyone who was at least 20 years old was allowed to vote at the time. 4.)
Germany was divided into 26 regions and each of them had its own government and parliament (Do the people choose the government/parliament or the president?)
That's pretty much all I know.
Could you formulate an answer like this:
| -> chooses/takes down
| Prime minister
|---- The people (choose)
I need this as simplified as possible and as I already mentioned, it should be a scheme.
Thanks in advance!