The Weimar Republic In January 1919, elections had given the SPD party the most power. Shortly after, Friedrich Ebert, leader of the SPD became the first democratically chosen President.
Friedrich Ebert, (born February 4, 1871, Heidelberg, Germany—died February 28, 1925, Berlin), leader of the Social Democratic movement in Germany and a moderate socialist, who was a leader in bringing about the constitution of the Weimar Republic, which attempted to unite Germany after its defeat in World War I. He was president of the Weimar Republic from 1919 to 1925. Ebert was the son of ...
Learn about and revise the Weimar recovery and Stresemann between 1924 and 1929 with this BBC Bitesize History (AQA) study guide.
Elections in Germany include elections to the Bundestag (Germany's federal parliament), the Landtags of the various states, and local elections.. Several articles in several parts of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany govern elections and establish constitutional requirements such as the secret ballot, and requirement that all elections be conducted in a free and fair manner.
In 990 Duke Mieszko I of Poland of the Piast dynasty conquered Silesia and Wrocław. In 1000 Mieszko's son, Duke and future King Bolesław I of Poland, in the then capital of Poland, Gniezno, established the Bishopric of Wrocław, along with the bishoprics of Kraków and Kołobrzeg and the Archbishopric of Gniezno, as one of the oldest bishoprics of Poland and the first bishopric of Silesia.