The Spartacist Revolt

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The Provisional Government

  • Provisional government  - A temporary government
  • Led by Friedrich Ebert

Freidrich Ebert:

  • Wanted democracy
  • Wanted open discussion in the Reichstag
  • Wanted people's voices to be heard through their chosen party represenatative
  • Didn't want a violent revolution
  • Needed a powerful force to counter the revolutionists so struck a deal with General Groener, chief of the army that army that he wouldn't harm the army if they would defend the government

The Spartacists:

  • Were communists
  • Wanted to overthrow the Provisional Government
  • Named after 'Spartacus', a Roman gladiator
  • Were against WWI
  • Wanted power to the…


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