This article focuses on the historical context of the Blockade Experience and its impact on the etablierten parties. It describes the difference between a Symbolische Blockade and an Alltagsbewegungsblockade, the role of trauerwork for those who endured the Blockade, and its effects on the political systems of etablierten parties. We will also consider the role of media and social movements in the Blockade Experience and their impact on the modern political landscape.
Auswirkungen auf die Parteiensysteme der etablierten Parteien
The Weimarer Republik was a liberal-republican republic based in Germany. The Reichstag was the centralized governing body, obligated to pass laws, approve the budget, and control the Reichsregierung. The Reichspraesident appointed the Reichskanzler and was directly elected by the Volk. The Reichskanzler had the power to shut down the parliament.
In Germany, there are four political parties with particular weight: the EVP, CDU, FDP, and the Christian Democrats. During the European integration process, the EVP grew into the largest party. However, the gravest challenge it faces now is dealing with internal party divisions, such as migration and legality.
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