Kaiser Willhelm II. He was head of the government,
appointing ministers to run the country. He was head of
the civil service and commander of the armed forces.
Usually, it is said that, due to all these powers, the
government of Germany was almost a military autocracy.
did have some democratic features: men of 25 and over
had the right to vote for a parliament called theReichstag.
This voted on the laws which the Kaiser and his ministers
drew up. However, the Reichstag had no say in foreign or
military affairs, nor in choosing of ministers.
parties in the Reichstag, Germany\u2019s
Parliament, to form a new government which
took away many of the Kaiser\u2019s powers and
gave them to the Reichstag.
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