It is often assumed that the Weimar Republic was bound to fail due to the harsh terms of the Versailles Settlement. Professor Hiden dispels this simplistic view and shows that it was a complex set of factors which finally brought Hitler to power. This clear and balanced study is now fully revised - for the first time since its publication in 1974 - to take account of the latest research.
Table of Contents
PART ONE BACKGROUND. 1. Constitution: After Revolution. 2. Versailles, Truth and Fiction. PART TWO
3. Coalitions and Party Politics. 4. Foreign Policy. 5. Economics and Reparations. 6. Leftist Opposition. 7. Rightist Opposition. 8. Reichswehr and Politics. PART THREE CONCLUSION. 9. The Crisis and Hitler. Part Four Documents. Bibliography. Index.