Slides in this set
They did not trust the new government.
The Spartacists thought that Ebert would not
improve the lives of working people.
They wanted a full scale Communist revolution
like the Russian Revolution of 1917.…read more
In January 1919 workers were protesting
The Spartacists tried to turn this into a
In Berlin they took over the government's
newspaper and telegraph headquarters.
They hoped protestors would join them and
take over other buildings, but this did not
The government ordered the army to stop the
The army was helped by units of the Freikorps.
These units were made up of ex-soldiers who
In the fighting that followed over 100 workers
were killed.…read more