Why was there a revolutionin Germany 1918-1919

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  • Why was there a revolution in Germany 1918-1919?
    • 1.Allied forces said that if Germany wanted peace they would have to get rid of Kasier-refused at first
    • 2.25 October 1918-Sailors mutinied at Kiel(refused to fight)
    • 3.26 October-5 November-Strikes and demonstrations spread throughout Germany
    • 4, 6 November Soldiers and workers took control of cities such as Hamburg and Munich
    • 5. 7 November -Social Democrats(led by Ebert) demanded abdication of Kasier.They were the leading party in the Reichstag that had support of the workers
    • 6. 9 November- General strike in German capital of Berlin.Armed workers and soldiers roamed the street.Kasier abdicates.
      • Ebert took over as chancellor.
    • 7. Replaced by a German Republic which would run by parties in the Reichstag(parliament)
    • 8. October 1918- Revolution from above:Ludendorff and Hindenburg informed the Kasier that the war was lost;urged him to appoint a new government
    • 9. A parliamentary government was formed with Prince Max of Baden as chancellor.Demands from the German public called for Kasier to abdicate
    • 10. At the end of October 1918,the German navy mutinied.Rebellion spread throughout the country
    • 11. In November Germany was forced to drop out of WW1. Kaiser Wilhelm II eventually abdicated and fled the country. New Republic was declared
    • 12.In January 1919 elections were held for a new Reichstag
    • 13.February 1919,in town of Weimar, a new government was agreed. Freidrich Ebert  (SPD) was elected President of new Republic
      • Allies made sure that Germany got a different king of government, Before 1914 , the government of Germany was almost a military autocracy; after  1914, it was a parliamentary democracy


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