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What does the term 'Imperial Germany' mean?
The title given to Germany from its unification in 1871 until 1918
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Reasons for German defeat
1. Failure to achieve rapid victory 2. Stalemate 3. Strength of Allies 4. Limitations of German war economy 5. Failure of the final offensive, March 1918
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Reasons for social discontent
1. Food and fuel 2. Civilian deaths 3. Infant mortality 4. Influenza epidemic 5. Inflation 6. Casualties
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What does 'autocracy' mean?
A system of government where one person has absolute rule
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What was Ludendorff's wish for government?
Wanted Germany to be more democratic, like the Allies wanted, but retain the German monarchy
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What were Ludendorff's aims?
1. Best possible peace treaty with the Allies 2. Prevent political revolution with change 3. Secret motive... started the 'stab in the back' myth so that the new government would be weak from the start and blame would shift from the army.
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October 1918 - who was appointed chancellor?
Von Baden
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What were the October reforms?
-Kaiser Wilhelm gave his powers over the army to the Reichstag -Chancellor accountable to the Reichstag not Kaiser -Peace negotiations opened
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