HIS109Y1 Lecture 37: Lecture 37 - The Disintegration of the Established Order

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10 Apr 2018
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The disintergration of the established order: f. ebert, spartacists, freikorps, weimar, kapp putsch, von kahr conspiracy, there was no government in germany, no functioning civil authority that would give orders to soldiers. The traditional order and structure of society broke down: spartacists, organized demonstrations, armed marches to try and ignite the spark that would turn. Germany into the image of russia: ebert tried to make a deal to use whatever was left of the army to try and stop the. There was barely an army left; purpose of these groups was to protect german property, lives and tradition. Unusual men, ex-soldiers who joined these groups who obeyed their commanders not the leaders. They loathed communism and wanted to kill and torture them all. From these soldiers adolf hitler would recruit his army of thugs: spartacists were far more dangerous, 1919 attempted their universal coup. They attempted an armed mission in berlin and took over the rest of the capital.

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