Spartacist Uprising

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Secondly, political extremism was one of the biggest and most destructive issues facing Weimar Germany. In the attempted Spartacist Uprising of 1919, the Spartacists, inspired by Russian communism, aimed to overthrow the Ebert government. Ebert’s response was to employ the ex-army Freikorps to shut down the revolt. His solution was not only brutal, but it was also outside the law. It did not allow the Spartacists to have a say or be tried before a court, which only angered them further. Some historians debate that this harsh response was successful, as it did bring a holt to the revolution and restore order to Berlin. In reality, the Freikorps, were not politically reliable, and were not interested in protecting the socialist government. They

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