In southern Germany, Prussia and Prussian militarism were blamed for the present wretched state of Germany and separatist sentiments ran high. But the treaty also caused a number of serious problems. Crowds at the Kapp Putsch in March The Weimar government's main crisis occurred inwhen the Germans failed to make a reparations payment on time, which set off a train of events that included: a French invasion of the Ruhr a general strike a number of communist rebellions an attempted Nazi putsch in Munich previous.
Germany began creating transportation projects, modernization of power plants and gas works. Germany between and was in chaos.
Load Previous Page Years of crisis, —23 In its early years the new German democracy faced continuing turmoil. To many officials at the time, that policy seemed fair.
The campaign for unrestricted submarine warfare in had been a bitter disappointment and now the 'Great Battle in France' had ground to a halt and the Allies were pushing relentlessly forward in the last one hundred days of the war. The social and political cost of the hyperinflation was high.
They had negotiated the draconian peace of Brest-Litovsk, with Russia, on the basis of the self-determination of peoples, and the rejection of indemnities and reparations, and thus were well aware that the Fourteen Points would be interpreted in such a way as to bleed Germany white.