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Research Paper Outline

The Inevitable Failure of the Weimar Republic

Meghan Foreman

Thesis: The grand experiment of the Weimar Republic was plagued by an atmosphere of uncertainty and was hampered by the sense that nothing was definite and anything was possible.

I.        Introduction

II.     Historiography

III.   Political Atmosphere

A.  Social democracy and social welfare

B.  Nationalist and conservative sentiment

IV.  Cultural Realm

A.  Art

B. Film

C. Music

V.     Financial Aspects

A.  Banks

B. Loans

C. Investments

VI.  Conclusion


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