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    • Many of the Freikorps brigades were disbanded because of their sympathy with the uprising
      • This didn't stop ex-members of the Freikorps from disturbing the Republic
    • The putsch convinced many on the far right + nationals that the Republic was propped up the communist-inspired unions.
    • 1920-22 - 354/376 were carried out by members of right-wing organisations
    • 1921-22 witnessed an escalation in political violence
      • Murders + assassinations of political figures
        • USPD leader Karl Gareis + Centre Party politician Erzberger 1921 caused political dismay
    • Chancellor Wirth blamed the right for destabilising the Republic
      • The judiciary were lenient in their dealings right wingers
        • The Republic set up special courts to deal with terrorists + assassins
          • Chancellor Wirth blamed the right for destabilising the Republic
            • The judiciary were lenient in their dealings right wingers
              • The Republic set up special courts to deal with terrorists + assassins
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