Why did the Nazis try to take power in Munich

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  • Why did the Nazis try to take power in Munich in 1923?
    • Unpopularity of the Weimar republic increased in 1923 when strikes in the Ruhr were called off and reparations began
    • Former army leader General Ludendorff was close to Hitler, so the Nazis thought he could persuade the German army to support them.
    • The Nazis thought they were ready and Hitler was an established leader
      • They had about 55 000 supporters (mainly in Munich) and the SA
    • The government of Bavaria was right -wing and didn't like the Weimar republic
      • The Nazis  thought the government  there would support them

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