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Germany to 1923 Exam Questions. In Source A a German soldier describes his return to Frankfurt in 1918. Source A In October I had permission to go home.

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1 Germany to 1923 Exam Questions

2 In Source A a German soldier describes his return to Frankfurt in Source A In October I had permission to go home. I was very much looking forward to this leave after the terrific battles we had been through. As I went through the streets of Frankfurt I was not saluted, evan though I was an officer. There was hardly anything to buy and what there was, was rationed. I hadnt realised at the front just how fed up with the war people were. 1. Explain why, by late 1918, German civilians wanted the war to end. the Kaiser abdicated in November marks 2009G

3 Source B explains why the Kaiser abdicated in November Source B The Kaiser had to abdicate to save Germany from civil war. The great majority of German people held him responsible for the bloodshed of the war. Disorder had already occurred. It might at first have been possible to put this unrest down with force, but once blood was shed the cries for vengeance would be heard everywhere. 2. Explain why the Kaiser abdicated in November marks. 2009G

4 Source C is about the response in Germany to the Versailles Peace Settlement. Source C There was angry reaction in Germany to the Treaty of Versailles. This was not just because they had been forced to accept the treaty and the punishments it contained. They were angry because many Germans would now have to live under foreign rule and because German-speaking Austria was not allowed to join with Germany. 3. Why were many Germans unhappy with the Versailles Peace Settlement? 3 marks. 2003G

5 In Source D a modern historian describes the Spartacist uprising. Source D The Spartacists wanted Germany to have a Communist government like Russia. Eberts government used armed force to crush this Communist rising in Berlin. Hundreds of Communists were slaughtered, including their leaders. 4. Describe the Spartacist uprising. 2000G 3 marks. After the end of the war, there was chaos in many German cities. 4. Describe what happened during the Spartacist revolt in Berlin. 2003C OR

6 The Weimar constitution tried very hard to protect peoples rights. 5. Describe the rights which Germans were given in the Weimar Republic. 4 marks. 2008C

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