- 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).
- 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.