Weimar Republic

The Weimar Republic (German: Weimarer Republik [ˈvaɪmaʁɐ ʁepuˈbliːk]), officially known as the German Reich (Deutsches Reich), describes Germany in the period of 1918 to 1933, during which it was a constitutional federal republic for the first time in its history; hence it is also referred to as the German Republic (Deutsche Republik). The country’s informal name is derived from the city of Weimar, which hosted the constituent assembly that established its government. In English, the country was usually simply called “Germany”; the term “Weimar Republic” did not become common in English until the 1930s.