Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?

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Describe the events of the Spartacist Uprising.
January 1919 50,000 spartacits rebelled on the streets of Berlin. Leaders, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were arrested and executed. New government was forced to set up in Weimar. Put down by the Freikorps.
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Describe the events of the Munich Putsch.
3000 Nazis marched. Hitler and SA broke up a meeting in a beer hall. Kahr was told to join the rebellion. Kahr alerted police and army. 16 Nazis killed. Hitler and Ludendorff were arrested. Hitler was sentenced to 5 years in prison, serving 9 months.
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How was the Munich Putsch a success for the Nazis?
When Hitler was imprisoned he wrote Mein Kampf (my struggle), setting out his beliefs and ideas. His trial helped him become a national figure and gain more support. His tactics changed (to legal means via. the ballot box).
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How was the Munich Putsch a disaster for the Nazis?
Hitler was arrested and sentenced to 5 years in prison, but only served 9 months. Nazi party was banned. Volkischer Beobachter was banned (Nazi newspaper).
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Explain the points of the Treaty of Versailles.
Germany lost 10-13% of its land. German army was reduced to 100,000 men with no reserves and no tanks. Reparations had to be payed to the Allies - set at 6.6 billion in 1921. Article 231 - "War guilt clause" Germany started the war.
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What was the Wall Street Crash?
29 October 1929, USA Wall Street Crash. US banks recalled loans to Germany. German businesses and banks went bust.
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Explain the events of the invasion of the Ruhr.
60,000 French and Belgium troops occupied the Ruhr after Germany defaulted on a reparations payment in 1922. Passive resistance was called for, and the mines were flooded. The government continued to pay workers, leading to hyperinflation.
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3000 Nazis marched. Hitler and SA broke up a meeting in a beer hall. Kahr was told to join the rebellion. Kahr alerted police and army. 16 Nazis killed. Hitler and Ludendorff were arrested. Hitler was sentenced to 5 years in prison, serving 9 months.

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