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The Weimar Republic

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This game simulates the democratically elected government of Germany's struggle to survive after a humiliating defeat during the First World War. The Weimar Republic did surprisingly well at holding off the twin threats of communism and fascism for a while. By the mid-1920s, it seemed like Germany would become a peaceful and prosperous democracy. See if you can keep Germany's economy on track, thus avoiding a communist revolution or a fascist coup. Good luck!

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Finished with 25 Security forces, 21 money and 2 Industrial might, controlling the whole map. I think my Germany is doing fine :)

No extremists in my lobby.

Fun fact: The USA is NOT a democracy. It is actually a democratic republic.
The founding fathers could have made it a democracy, but they didn't.

Why not?
Because democracy is a transitional government, and they had learned that by looking at history.

How is this relevant to this game?
Because this game is based upon a historical event that was doomed before it started.
What happened to Germany between WW1 and WW2 is basically:
Germany got saddled with a large debt coming out of WW1.
The basis of this debt was that Germany had to pay "damages" for their actions of WW1.
At some point: other countries stopped accepting the German currency for payment, and instead insisted that gold be used to pay the debt.
Germany was not able to make the payments, and their economy was trashed by their good faith efforts, as too much wealth was extracted to sustain their economy.
Therefor: Germany's entrance into WW2 was largely forced upon them by outside forces.
Interestingly enough: the leader to bring Germany into that war was also from outside the country.
Conclusion: there was nothing that any German could do to avoid the fall of their democracy.

Comments and stuff regarding the game.

First, it was an interesting experience to behold due to the fact that I haven't really seen videogames explore this part of the german history so props to you for exploring it.

Second, would you kindly fix the map thing it is sort of unpleasant to look at.

africacrossgames responds:

Hi: is the map too light?

Wasn't the Weimar Republic actually really shitty for its citizens.

africacrossgames responds:

No, actually, the average German worker was starting to see increases in wages by the mid 1920s. The Weimar government worked hard to improve the lives of the average worker with an 8 hour work day, health insurance programs, and an ambitious public housing program. The Great Depression hit German workers hard. However, living standards really did not improve much for German works after the Nazis came to power in the 1930s (wages actually fell slightly)...and things would get a lot worse for your average German by late 1944 as Germany basically ran out of oil and food. Germany probably hit its lowest point economically in 1945-1948. A German living in a displaced persons camp in West Germany, and living on 800 calories a day, would have missed the relatively prosperous 1920s.

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May 27, 2020
9:53 PM EDT