Internal Wars and Conflicts
After Germany's defeat in
World War I, the Kaiser's abdication set off a period of great
internal conflict. The new democratic government, the so-called
Weimar Republic, sought to instill democracy in a population that in
many ways still sought a "strong man" type of ruler. Beset by foes
from the political Left and Right, as well as by its own army and
"Free Corps" militias, the government often resorted to brute force
in order to survive. Eventually, of course, it did not survive, as
the German people found themselves willing to listen to the leader of
the National Socialist Worker's Party: Adolf
during Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch in 1923
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Kiel Mutiny (1918)-Naval
Bavarian Revolution (Nov.
7, 1918-May 1, 1919)-Communist Revolution
Spartacist Revolt (Jan.
6-Jan. 15, 1919)-Communist Revolution
(1918-April 20, 1919)-Communist Revolution
Kapp Putsch (March,
1920)-Military Coup Attempt
Upper Silesia (Polish)
Rebellion (1921)-Ethnic (Polish) Uprising
The Beer Hall Putsch
(1923)-Hitler's Coup Attempt
(1933-1945)-Underground Partisan Resistance Against Hitler's
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