Slides in this set
· The terms of the Treaty of Versailles limited the
German army to 100,000 men. Friedrich Ebert forced
the Freikorps to disband.
· Most Freikorp units disbanded or went into the
army, but nationalist units refused.
· In March 1920, these units marched into Berlin and
took over the streets
· Walter von Luttwitz tried to replace the existing
government and tried to make Wolfgang Kapp
· The army didn't support the Kapp Putsch and also
refused to assist the government in bringing an end
to the revolt.
· The workers of Berlin staged a national strike in
protest of the actions of the Freikorps.
· The failure of the putsch showed that the German
people did not want a nationalist government.
· The refusal of help from the German army showed
that the Weimar Republic did not have any support
from the army.…read more