Kaiser Wilhelm

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New German Government

  • Kaiser Wilhelm II had ruled Germany as a monarch. 
  • At the end of the First World War there was a period of violent unrest
  • The Kaiser was forced to Abdicate in November 1918
  • Early 1919, a new government led by Friedrich Ebert changed into a republic
  • It was set up in Weimar, because Berlin was unsafe
  • Ebert was the first president and Scheidemann was Chancellor
  • Ebert was the leader of the Social Democratic Party, the new country was democratic
  • At first Ebert refused to sign the treaty, but Germany was too weak to risk starting conflict again.
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