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Key Figures
· Wolfgang Kapp ­ right wing politician
· Walter von Luttwitz ­ commander of the
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Key Organizations
· The Freikorps ­ they stage the `putsch'…read more

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Key Vocab
· Putsch ­ attempt to seize power…read more

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What Happened...
· 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
chancellor.…read more

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· 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


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