{History - Weimar Republic}

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Kaiser Abdicated: 

Kaiser Wilhelm II had ruled the German Empire as a monarch. At the end of the First World War there was a period of violent unrest in Germany - and the Kaiser was foreced to abdicate in November 1918. 

In early 1919, a new government took power led by Friedrich Ebert - it changed Germany into a republic. It was set up in Weimar, because there was violence in Berlin. Ebert became the first president, with Scheidermann as Chancellor. 

Ebert was leader of the Social Democratic Party, a moderate party of socialists The new government was democratic - they believed the people should say how the country was run. 

The new German government wasn't


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