abdication of the kaiser, Sept - Nov 1918

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29th September 1918
Ludendorff calls for armistice negotiations. The German army was on the brink of defeat.
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30th September 1918
Kaiser promises reform. Ludendorff knew the allies would not negotiate with an authotarian monarch, these reforms gave the Reichstag more power but did not satisfy the allies
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1st October 1918
Prince Max of Baden forms a new government
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28th October 1918
Kaiser introduced further reforms making the Chancellor accountable to the Reichstag
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30th October 1918
Naval mutiny at Wilhemshaven. Soldiers and sailors lot respect for their officers.
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3rd November 1918
Naval mutiny spread to the main naval base in Kiel
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8th November 1918
Revolt in Bavaria led to declaration of Bavarian Socialist Republic. News of defeat shattered the people, there was a loss of morale, workers in large cities threatened strike action
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9th November
German Republic in Berlin declared as a result of the threat of strike in Berlin. Max resigns and declares that the kaiser has abdicated. Groener told the kaiser the army wouldn't fight for him so he had no choice but to resign. Ebert was new leader.
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Kaiser promises reform. Ludendorff knew the allies would not negotiate with an authotarian monarch, these reforms gave the Reichstag more power but did not satisfy the allies

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30th September 1918

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Prince Max of Baden forms a new government

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Kaiser introduced further reforms making the Chancellor accountable to the Reichstag

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Naval mutiny at Wilhemshaven. Soldiers and sailors lot respect for their officers.

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