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Why did the right pose such serious threats to the Weimar republic in the years 1919-1925?

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Why did the right pose such serious threats to the Weimar republic in the years 1919-1925? The political Right posed two main "serious" threats to the Weimar Republic. These were done intentionally in order to try and overthrow the government. Furthermore we can learn that the political Right also posed a serious threat to the Weimar Republic since the moderate and conservative parties preferred and favoured for the Right-wing parties. The two main scenes in which we can find these threats highly accentuated are the Kapp Putsch and the Munich Putsch. These two attempted attacks to overthrow the government had a relative effect on the German political life. The first Putsch, attempt to seize power, happened in 1920 when a group of protestants, more or less 12,000 soldiers, marched on Berlin. ...read more.

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The city was paralysed. Even civil servants and bankers refused to recognise Kapp's government. It was occupying government's buildings but was not able to rule. After four days the Kapp government fled and Ebert's government returned to power and to Berlin. So we can see that the Kapp Putsch did not cause a very serious threat to the Weimar republic, actually I think that this Putsch really consolidated and strengthened Ebert's government because it showed the Right wing that the Weimar republic was Germany's favourite government and that the left wing still held the power. The other threat that happened was the Munich Putsch. This Putsch was led by Adolf Hitler in Bavaria. ...read more.

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Also the assassinations of various key political figures that were loyal to the constitution was a threat to the Weimar Republic. More than 700 murders took place, how ether only one out of three murderers were found and many were not given life sentences. So in this case we can see that the corrupt judiciary system caused quite relevant problems to the constitution since there was no loyalty in the judges. So I can say that the threats posed by the political Right weren't so serious since the Government had always been stable and declined any Putsch very easily but was unlucky and found itself carried away by the mindless ideas of a mad German that with the use of propaganda and his wonderful speeches managed to create of himself a national hero. This man was Adolf Hitler. Marco Gastel 12C ...read more.

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