The Ebert-Groener Agreement

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  • Ebert-Groener agreement
    • Opposition to the existence of the new Republic from the pre-1918 military, judiciary and civil service.
    • November 1918 Ebert made an agreement with general Groener (clear threat of Spartacist revolution and Ebert could not rely on army).
    • AGREEMENT:
      • EBERT PROMISED THE ARMY SUPPLIES AND PROTECTION OF ITS STATUS AGAINST THE ARMED MILITIAS OF THE WORKERS' AND SOLDIERS' COUNCILS.
      • THE ARMY PROMISED TO PUT DOWN REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVITY BY FORCE.

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