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German Revolution of 1918/19 / Friedrich Ebert Greets Soldiers / Berlin / 1918
Berlin, December 1918.

The chairman of the Council of People’s Representatives Friedrich Ebert greets soldiers returning from the war as they pass through the Brandenburg...
1918 Germany
9th November 2018 - 100 Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic, Germany's first democracy.

A national assembly was convened in Weimar, where a new constitution for the German Reich was written and adopted on 11 August 1919.

For the first time in German history, there was a democratic government. The Weimar Constitution established universal suffrage in 1919 with a minimum voting age of 20 and new legislation provided for a maximum working 48-hour workweek.

The Revolution of 1918/19 is one of the most important events in the modern history of Germany, but the failure of the Weimar Republic that this revolution brought into being and the Nazi era that followed it, obstructed the view of these events for a long time. To this very day, the interpretation of these events has been determined more by legends than by facts.
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