When did the Kaiser (Wilhelm II) abdicate?
November 9 1917
November 9 1918
November 9 1919
The Armistice was signed November 11, 1918
When did Germany realise the War was 'over' for them?
When Germany was invaded by the Allies.
When the Sailors mutinied.
When the Allies broke through the Hindenburg line in September 1918
Which of the following were 'true' of Germany towards the end of the War?
Sailors at Wilhelmshaven and Kiel mutined when order to sea
A British Naval blockade was causing sever food shortages in Germany
The SPD leader, Ebert, advised the Kaiser never to surrender
Political order was breaking down - Bavaria had declared itself an independent socialist republic
The Allies would not consider an armistice until the Kaiser abdicated.
Which of the following are 'true' of Germany in 1918/19?
The SPD declared Germany to be a Republic
Friedrich Ebert was leader of the KPD
Germany became a democratic monarchy
Which statement is true of the Spartacists?
They wanted to support the Kaiser and wanted Germany to continue to be a Monarchy
They put their full support behind Freidrich Ebert and the SPD
They wanted the German Revolution to go further and tried to carry out a socialist revolution.
What was the 'stab in the back' theory?
That the Kaiser had betrayed the German army by abdicating
That the new republican politicians had betrayed the German army by agreeing to the armistice when the German Army was winning
The Allies had betrayed the new Republican government saying any peace treaty would be based in Wilson's 14 Points.
When was the new Weimar Constitution approved?
When Germany was declared a Republic, the SPD was able to win enough of the popular vote to form a Government with a healthy majority.