• Some commentators have drawn such a stark and gloomy picture of the Weimar Republic's early difficulties that the Republic seems foredoomed to failure from the outset... The conditions in which Weimar democracy were born were certainly not such as to help it flourish; and as it unfolded, it was clearly saddled with a burden of problems, in a range of areas.

    Mary Fulbrook (2014). “A History of Germany 1918-2014: The Divided Nation”, p.15, John Wiley & Sons
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