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1

Who led the Spartacist uprising?

Karl Liebknecht and Rosa luxemburg

2

Who did the government employ to put down the spartacist uprising?

Friekorps

3

On what date did the spartacists take over the workers strike in central Berlin?

January 1919

4

What did the spartacists want?

- To replicate the Russian revolution of 1917
-overthrow government using violent methods

5

Who led the kapp putsch ?

Wolfgang Kapp

6

What did the kapp putsch want?

-take over whole country
-recover lost land
-make army strong again

7

What date was the kapp putsch revolution on?

March 1920

8

What was the kapp putsch for?

To overthrow the SPD and take over Berlin

9

What did the red rising in the Ruhr want and why?

To protest the putsch because they felt as if they were not being represented by the government

10

What happened to Matthias Erzberger?

In August 1921 he was shot dead by a right wing group

11

What happened to Walter Rathenau?

He was killed by a right wing extremist group

12

What happened to Phillip Scheidermann ?

The Right wing group threw acid on him