The wiemar republic: Threats in 1919-29

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  • The Threat from the Left 1919-20
    • Who?  Communists (Spartacists)
      • Leaders- Karl Liebknecht + Rosa Luxenburg
    • What they managed-
      • 1919- Spartacists faild attempt at revolution.
      • Communists declared Bavaria a Soviet Republic
      • Communist agitation in the Ruhr
    • Government counter
      • Army and Freicorps shut down revolt
      • End results
        • The Threat from the Left 1919-20
          • Who?  Communists (Spartacists)
            • Leaders- Karl Liebknecht + Rosa Luxenburg
          • What they managed-
            • 1919- Spartacists faild attempt at revolution.
            • Communists declared Bavaria a Soviet Republic
            • Communist agitation in the Ruhr
          • Government counter
            • Army and Freicorps shut down revolt
            • End results
              • Over 2000 communist casualties
              • Karl and Rosa were murdered
            • The Threat from the Right 1920
              • Who?
                • Dr Wolfgang Kapp
                  • Right wing Journalist who opposed all that Ebert stood for (esp. the ToV humiliation)
              • What they managed
                • Lead in 12,000 FreiKorps
                  • The army refused to fight the Ex-Army
                • Lasted for 5 days
                • On March 13th, 1920, Luttwitz seized Berlin and proclaimed that a new right of centre nationalist government was being established with Kapp as chancellor
              • End results
                • Kapp ran but was found and killed
                • Showed some people did back Ebert and the gov
                • The army refused to fight the Ex-Army
            • A general strike paralyzed the rebellion
        • Over 2000 communist casualties
        • Karl and Rosa were murdered
      • The Threat from the Right 1920
        • Who?
          • Dr Wolfgang Kapp
            • Right wing Journalist who opposed all that Ebert stood for (esp. the ToV humiliation)
        • What they managed
          • Lead in 12,000 FreiKorps
            • Lasted for 5 days
            • On March 13th, 1920, Luttwitz seized Berlin and proclaimed that a new right of centre nationalist government was being established with Kapp as chancellor
          • End results
            • Kapp ran but was found and killed
            • Showed some people did back Ebert and the gov
        • A general strike paralyzed the rebellion

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