from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of central Germany southwest of Leipzig. First mentioned in 975, it became the capital of the duchy of Saxe-Weimar in 1547 and developed as the most important cultural center in Germany after the arrival of Goethe in 1775. In 1919 the German National Assembly met here and established the Weimar Republic, which lasted until 1933. Population: 64,500.
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- proper n. A city in Germany located in the Bundesland of Thuringia (German: Thüringen), north of the Thüringer Wald, east of Erfurt, and southwest of Halle and Leipzig.
- proper n. The period in German history from 1919 to 1933, when the nation was under a constitution drafted in the city of Weimar.
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- n. a German city near Leipzig; scene of the adoption in 1919 of the constitution of the Weimar Republic that lasted until 1933
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A few months ago, I wrote about what I call the Weimar Dollar (the dollar as nearly worthless currency).
If we went down that path we would be following a road which starts in Weimar, goes on through Harare and must not end in Westminster and London.
Alright, the major reason hyperinflation happened in Weimar Germany was the French occupation of the Ruhr.
Rich M says: zuch: It sucked to be one of the more perceptive people in Weimar Germany too, as the country devolved into fascism.
It sucked to be one of the more perceptive people in Weimar Germany too, as the country devolved into fascism.
It is important to understand that National Socialism was a synthesis of the two dominant strains of ideological thought in Weimar Germany.
So no immiseration as in Weimar, and no revolt of the dispossessed.
You think what happened in Weimar was a good thing?
In 1932, the last year of fully free and and fair elections in Weimar Germany, two elections were held and the combined Nazi+Communist vote in those two was very close to 50%, with the Nazis in the mid 30s and the Communists in the mid teens.
For part of his final thesis at Bauhaus-University in Weimar, German, Martin Lihs built the Wiispray, a reconstructed Wiimote controller hacked into a spray-paint can -- graffiti-games ahoy!