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Why did the extreme right hate the Weimar government and why did they fail to overthrow the republic between 1919 and 1923?

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Why did the extreme right hate the Weimar government and why did they fail to overthrow the republic between 1919 and 1923? The right wing in Germany was made up of nationalists, monarchists, business people, upper classes; Junkers, conservatives and some extreme right-wingers were racist and anti-Semitic. The right wing of the political spectrum in Germany was made up of The NSDAP, a party with extreme political views, they were racist, anti Semitic as well as being anti-Weimar, the DNVP, anti-republic nationalists, business people, landowners and upper and middle classes. The DVP, a splinter group of the DNVP, were a party who were anti-republic nationalists, upper and middle classes, conservatives and monarchists. As well as the political parties the right wing also contained paramilitary groups as well as the army- the reichswehr, the freikorps as well as the civil service, who had formally been employed by the Kaisers right wing govt. and the judiciary who were extremely biased towards the right wing. The right wing hated the Weimar government because of a variety of different reasons. ...read more.

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The new government was a democracy and with many of the right wing supporters despising democracy as they felt that it was weak as with many people in charge they didn't think that they could do well in office and lead Germany to become greater. They also had had no experience of a democratic government and all there experience had been of an autocratic state. Many of the right wing supporters also had done well under the Kaisers rule, they had good positions within German society and the Kaiser had treated them well. They didn't support the democracy because they felt that the new government would take away the privileged lifestyle that they had experienced and hence they adopted the Ebert-Groener pact as it let the army generals continue with the privileged lifestyle that they were used to. Although the right wing despised the new government they failed to overthrow it due to many reasons. A primary reason was the lack of support that they had for there cause was that many of the right wing had strong views and involved change and many people had already been through a great deal of ...read more.

Conclusion

When the units of the freikorps took over Berlin the govt. issued a proclamation that all workers should go on a strike to stop the revolution. This worked and the strike was so successful that the Kapp putsch collapsed with the leaders fleeing. This shows that the right wing extremists had very little support as they used radical means to change the government. The right wing were very traditional had had very strong views and this led to there hatred towards the Weimar govt. as many felt that it didn't show Germany off to be a great country and many associated the new govt. with the loss of the war and many Germans wanted to forget about there loss. The extreme right groups coupled with the pacts that Ebert; the leader of the new government, made led to a lack of support for the right wing. Many people in Germany were looking for stability and they didn't want more political change. This is why the right wing in Germany was unable to overthrow the government because they didn't have the support that they needed to instigate change. ...read more.

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