The Kapp Putsch

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When did the Kapp Putsch occur?
March 1920
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What two men were in charge of the Kapp Putsch and who were they?
Wolfgang Kapp-a right wing journalist, General Luttwitz- led a group of Freikorps men,
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Why did Kapp want to over throw Ebert as Chancellor?
As he opposed all that Chancellor Ebert stood for, especially regarding the Treaty of Versailles which he saw as a humiliation,
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When did Luttwitz seize Berlin and what did he proclaim it as and who would become Chancellor?
On 13th March, 1920 when the Freikorps were being disbanded, Luttwitz proclaimed that a new right of centre nationalist Government was being established with Kapp as Chancellor.
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What did the military do to stop the Putsch
They did nothing to stop the Putsch and gave no active support to Ebert
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What was Ebert's response and what did he do?
Ebert had no immediate response as he could not impose his will on the situation so left his capital
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THe Government reformed in Dresden and what did they do to sort the problem?
They caled for a general strike to paralyse the movement of those who supported Kapp and Luttwitz
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Who organised the General Strike and what happened to services?
Trade Unions organised strikes, causing public services to stop,
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What did the General Strike demand?
They called for Ebert
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When did the Kapp Putsch fail and end in Berlin?
18th March
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What were the main consequences of the Kapp Putsch?
-It failed and was defeated by a left-wing Genera Strike, -Kapp and Luttwitz fled to Sweden to avoid arrest on March 17th, -The Kapp was successful in Bavaria
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