Weimar Republic's Overcoming of Problems by 1923
Between 1919 and 1923, the Weimar Republic of Germany was besot with
more than its fair share of problems. In particular, the Weimar
Republic had six main problems: Treaty of Versailles, Left wing
opposition -Sparticists, Right wing opposition - Kapp Putsch, Munich
Putsch, Freikorps and Political murders, Ruhr by French and
Hyperinflation. This was known as the crisis of 1919 - 1923. The three
main causes of the crisis were: The treatment of Germany by the
allies, Economic difficulties, and Political difficulties. The Weimar
Republic were able to solve some of these problems, however, a
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Opposition from the right of the Kapp Putsch and Munich
Putsch remained a partly unsolved problem for the Weimar Republic.
Hitler failed in his attempts to capture Munich and march to Berlin.
However, the Nazi party did not disappear, and Hitler became
chancellor of Germany in January 1933. The Kapp Putsch was still a
real threat, but after they had taken over Berlin the workers went on
general strike and the attempted takeover failed. This was a sign of
support. Afterwards the Weimar government returned to power. However,
the right wing opposition were still around in Germany, therefore this
remained partly unsolved. The general strike was so successful that
the Kapp Putsch collapsed within days as public services ground to a
halt. However, those who had participated in the putsch were never
punished for their actions. Without the support of the army, the
government could o little against them. Political murders were still a
partly unsolved. They occurred in 1921 and 1922, Murderers only
received light punishments and riots and lawlessness were still
common, this made the government seem weak.
However, the Weimar Republic were able to solve some of their problems
by 1923. As Germany was not keeping up with its reparations payments
the French and Belgian troops marched in to the Ruhr and occupied it.
The Germans responded with a policy of passive resistance; however
this was resulting in Germany becoming even...