Kapp Putsch by Hannah & Matt (Stu asked us to add his name... stupidly we gave in.)
Posted on November 13, 2007 at 10:32 AM - Post Comment
Welcome to our first history based blog. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it.
What caused the Kapp Putsch?
The Kapp Putsch was a right wing party that was a direct threat to Weimar's government. It was a result of Kapp's resistance to the Treaty of Versailles. Luttwitz did not like the restrictions on the military that were imposed, therefore he wanted to stop troop reductions.
Who were Kapp and Luttwitz?
Wolfgang Kapp was a right-wing journalist who opposed all that he believed Friedrich Ebert stood for especially after what he believed was the humiliation of the Treaty of Versailles.
Smilo Freiherr von Lüttwitz was a German general who had an alligence to the Weimar Republic.
Describe the Key Events of the Putsch.
What caused the kapp putsch?
The government at the time asked its workers to call a general strike. This had a great support and adventualy crushed the putsch by means of paralysing the country. The Weimar Republic had great support within the working classes.
What was the aftermath of the Putsch?
The Weimar republic did survive largely thanks to its following within the working classes. Kapp and Luttwitz fled to Sweden.