No government or legitimate authority to stop it. Last authority to speak for the german people. Wanted to know what form of the government the german people wanted. Nov 19, 1918 mass demonstration on the doorsteps of the reichstag, creation of the republic. How to restore order and give some measure of security to the state. Made an arrangement to use what was left of the army, bands of ex-soldiers. Groups formed at the very end of the war (stuck with their officers) Saw the bolshevik revolution as a great fear, didn"t want this to happen to their people. From this group adolf hitler would pick for his group of stormtroopers. 1919 attempted an armed revolution in berlin (took over city) Another battle broke out in berlin, the freikorps won and went to munich. F. eber was elected as first premier for the new unstable german government. This state had no constitution and needed order .