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His powers were enumerated under Section IV. The Presidency, Articles 11-
The constitution is self explanatory but I will say this in regards to War Powers, the United States has not declared war since December of 1941 yet it has been engaged in innumerable wars at the behest of the President since that time up to the present. Not a single one declared and one still ongoing after 17 years in Afganistan. After the Franco-Prussian War, a war initiated by the French, Germany had a period of peace for 43 years until the onset of WWI. Unlike the French, British, Russians and Americans where one or more were almost constantly at war.
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As far as Bismarck getting the boot, I would say it is almost analogous to Truman giving McArthur the boot. Good Riddance! Bismarck did a lot of great things for Germany as did McArthur did for America. One a politician, the other a General. However, their "greatness" went to their head in the end and they became insufferable and they had to go.Section IV. The Presidency
The Presidency of the Federation belongs to the King of Prussia, who bears the name of German Emperor. The Emperor has to represent the Reich internationally, to declare war and to conclude peace in the name of the Reich, to enter into alliances and other treaties with foreign powers, to accredit and to receive ambassadors.
The consent of the Federal Council is necessary for the declaration of war in the name of the Reich, unless an attack on the territory or the coast of the Federation has taken place. In so far as treaties with foreign states have reference to affairs which, according to Art. 4, belong to the jurisdiction of the legislation, the consent of the Federal Council is requisite for their conclusion, and the sanction of the Reichstag for their coming into force.
The Emperor has the right to summon, to open, to prorogue and to close both the Federal Council and the Reichstag.
The summoning of the Federal Council and of the Reichstag takes place once each year and the Federal Council can be called together for preparation of business without the Reichstag being likewise summoned, whereas the latter cannot be summoned without the Federal Council.
The Federal Council must be summoned whenever one-third of the votes require it.
The presidency of the Federal Council and the direction of the business belongs to the Reichskanzler, who is to be appointed by the Emperor. The Reichskanzler can be represented, on his giving written notification thereof, by any other member of the Federal Council.
Спасибо Rollo, brilliant information. Your analysis is very similar to mine... awesome
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