What effect did WW1 have on Germany?

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  • What effect did WW1 have on Germany?
    • Political effects
      • The Reichstag was weak.
      • The Kaiser gained more power.
      • Germany was ruled as a military dictatorship.
      • Opposition leaders were imprisoned.
      • Working and Middle class people had little say in the way Germany was run.
    • Physical effects
      • Potatoes ran out causing the Turnip winter.
      • People were starving and vulnerable to disease.
      • Germany could no longer import food.
      • Farmers had to go into the armed forces.
      • 50% less milk production
    • Psychological effects
      • The German people became bitter and angry and their hopes were dashed.
      • The Germans looked around for someone to blame for defeat in the war.
      • They became a people known for its squabbling and conflict.
    • Anarchy
      • Armed soldiers were returning home and joining the violent demonstrations against the war and the Kaiser.
      • Germany was extremely unstable
  • Anarchy
    • Armed soldiers were returning home and joining the violent demonstrations against the war and the Kaiser.
    • Germany was extremely unstable

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