Consequences of World War one for Germany

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  • Consequences of World War One for Germany
    • Economic
      • The US are more inclined to be lenient than Britain and France
      • Food shortages due to a British Naval blockade
      • Strikes began
    • Poltical
      • Ludendorff, Army Chief of Staff, realised the war was lost on 29th September and hoped for leniency by promising democracy for an armistice at Washington
      • Defeat for Germany
      • The US are more inclined to be lenient than Britain and France
      • The population are surprised about the armistice (temporary halt to fighting) and accepted it
      • Soviet/Worker's council set up
      • Strikes began
      • Abdication of the Kaiser
      • Ebert, Social democratic party leader, sets up a Council of People's representatives- 3SPD and 3USPD (Independent Social Democratic Party)
      • Revolutionary Atmosphere
      • Ebert uses right wing military group the Freikorps to control the USPD who want soviet led not Parliamentary government
      • German Communist Party (KPD) set up
      • Plans made to elect a national assembly supported by Congress of Workers and Soldiers
    • Social
      • Defeat for Germany
      • The population are surprised about the armistice (temporary halt to fighting) and accepted it
      • Soviet/Worker's council set up
      • Strikes began
      • Revolutionary Atmosphere
      • Ebert uses right wing military group the Freikorps to control the USPD who want soviet led not Pareliamentary givernment
      • Plans made to elect a national assembly supported by Congress of Workers and Soldiers
    • Military
      • Ludendorff, Army Chief of Staff, realised the war was lost on 29th September and hoped for leniency by promising democracy for an armistice at Washington
      • Defeat for Germany
      • The US are more inclined to be lenient than Britain and France
      • The population are surprised about the armistice (temporary halt to fighting) and accepted it
      • Food shortages due to a British Naval blockade
      • Naval mutinies when asked to fight on by Naval leaders who opposed the armistice,
      • Abdication of the Kaiser
      • Revolutionary Atmosphere
      • Ebert uses right wing military group the Freikorps to control the USPD who want soviet led not Pareliamentary givernment
  • Ludendorff, Army Chief of Staff, realised the war was lost on 29th September and hoped for leniency by promising democracy for an armistice at Washington
  • Defeat for Germany

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