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Why was the Weimar republic attacked by both the political left and the political right in the years 1919-22?

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Why was the Weimar republic attacked by both the political left and the political right in the years 1919-22? The Weimar republic was attacked by both sides of the spectrum because it was seen as biased toward the opposite spectrum. The right held Weimar responsible for the treaty of Versailles implementation and change in Germany (Policies, untraditional). The left held Weimar responsible for under representing their views and being biased towards the right wingers. Both sides hated Weimar as it brought the left wing and the right wing into working together. This was causing instability and both wings didn't want this; a reverse in ideals was sought. The first reason why Weimar was attacked was because it was held responsible by the right wing for the induction of the treaty of Versailles. The right wing hated the treaty of Versailles because it crushed their military forces and gained them mass financial debt: Limiting their armed forces to 100,000 men, demilitarising the Rhineland, 6.6 billion in reparations and the war guilt clause. These where important factors to the right wings hatred of Weimar as it had caused a depletion in the right wing. ...read more.


The right wing opposed this naturally as they were for what was best for Germany's economy. The third reason was that the left wing hated having to work together wit the right. This fact would cause instability as Ebert made a pact with Groener, for the SPD (left) to be able to wield the army (right) - (hoping to Holt any revolutions from the right). Left wing supporters did not like this movement by their SPD party leader Ebert. This would start to cause divisions among left wingers. Also the stinnes legien agreement was to join trade unions with employers, trying to ban strikes etc. This meant that employers had full control of industry which communists hated (left). This lead to an attack upon Weimar because it forced a clash of views and beliefs. Joining 2 different views together would undoubtfuly cause instability as it meant that the left could not deliver policies of the commintern to gain power for the working class. This meant that the autocracy was still in control of Germany as the left wing was being torn apart from within. ...read more.


This lead to an attack on Weimar as it showed Germany as a weak push over who had more problems inside its own country than the rest of the world. With the kapp putsch from the right and the uprising in the Ruhr and Saxony the German economy was not a strong state as it would lead to one turmoil after another. In conclusion, the political right wing is fuelled by the impact of the treaty of Versailles upon their army. Who have been basically brought to their knees with limitations and rulings; this would link to the way that the left wing would approach upon how to handle the treaty of Versailles. Using their policies of fulfilment they went along with the treaty to a certain extent. This would enrage the right wing which would lead to the attack and assassinations upon leftwing members (e.g. Liebknecht killed by friekorp). Before Weimar existed there was peace within Germanys borders under the control of Kaiser Wilheim 2nd. But now Weimar is being attacked because it has thrown the country into a virtual war between the two political stances. ?? ?? ?? ?? 2 Samuel Smithers ...read more.

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