The Ruhr Uprising

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What wing were Trade Unions?
Left WIng
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When was the Ruhr Uprising?
April 1920
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After the Kapp Putsch, what did Trade Unions hope the Government would do to right-wing elements?
They believed the Government would purge hostile right-wing elements in the army and administraton
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What did they hope the Government would do for the Trade Unions?
Set up Workers Councils and nationalise all heavy industry,
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There was an outbreak of a worker's union in the Ruhr in April. Who did the Government look to for help?
Their enemies the Nationalists
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Who were the Communists/ trade unionists assisted by?
Many members of the USPD- the Indepedndant Social Democratic Party
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What did the Communists plan to do with the uprising?
They wanted to create a Red Army- a german Communist WOrker's army and seize key public buildings like banks, train station and post offices,
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When the Kapp Putsch broke out, how many men from the Ruhr formed an army?
80,000 men
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When had this army taken control of the Ruhr?
20th March
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In early April, who launched a full-scale attack but who won?
the Freikorps and the army launched a full scale offensive and the Freikorps crushed them,
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What affect did this event have for the June elections?
the SPD and DDP lost many seats while the DVP and DNVP increased in votes
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What coalion was formed and between who?
The Minority coaliton government was formed under the Centre and was composed of Centre, the DDP and the DVP and no SPD members,
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When was the Ruhr Uprising?

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April 1920

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What did they hope the Government would do for the Trade Unions?

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There was an outbreak of a worker's union in the Ruhr in April. Who did the Government look to for help?

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