The Imperial German Government collapsed during the Revolution in November 1918- the Kaiser and his family even fled to Holland. Both the Communists and the National Socialists hated the new Weimar Republic.
Please answer the following questions using and citing (APA 7 format) Chapters 4,5 and 6 from this book only:
Orlow, D. (2018). A history of modern Germany: 1871 to present (8th ed.). Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.
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The Imperial German Government collapsed during the Revolution in November 1918- the Kaiser and his family even fled to Holland. Both the Communists and the National Socialists hated the new Weimar Republic. Why? Read chapters 5 & 6 and explain why these parties, but especially the Nazis, resented the Weimar Republic and the Versailles Treaty. What did they propose instead?
The Weimar Republic was Germany’s government from 1919 to 1933, the period after World War I until the rise of Nazi Germany. It was named after the town of Weimar where Germany’s new government was formed by a national assembly after Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated. From its uncertain beginnings to a brief season of success and then a devastating depression, the Weimar Republic experienced enough chaos to position Germany for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.
Germany didn’t fare well after World War I, as it was thrown into troubling economic and social disorder. After a series of mutinies by German sailors and soldiers, Kaiser Wilhelm II lost the support of his military and the German people, and he was forced to abdicate on November 9, 1918.
The following day, a provisional government was announced made up of members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany (USDP), shifting power from the military.
In December 1918, elections were held for a National Assembly tasked with creating a new parliamentary constitution. On February 6, 1919, the National Assembly met in the town of Weimar and formed the Weimar Coalition. They also elected SDP leader Friedrich Ebert as President of the Weimar Republic.