At the end of World War I in 1918, the Weimar Republic was established in Weimar, Germany. The Treaty of Versailles imposed very oppressive requirements on Germany whose government pushed for the start of the war. War reparations were hefty to say the least. The government started printing money which led to hyperinflation. Money became essentially worthless. People became dissatisfied and felt oppressed.
In a nutshell, the terms of the Treaty of Versailles set the stage for the rise of the Third Reich and the beginnings of World War II, just as hard feelings from the end of the Franco-Prussian War led to the start of WW I.
Ultimately, the Weimar Republic could no longer afford to pay the Allies its reparations.
The government structure in Weimar came to an end after fourteen years with the establishment of the Third Reich and the Nazis. And the road from 1933 onward led to the start of World War II in 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Germany on September 1.
Weimar is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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