Wanted a revolution like that of Russia in 1917.
Thought Weimar Republic gave too little power
to workers. Wanted government by councils of
workers or soldiers. Wanted to abolish the
power in Germany of the land-owning classes
and the army
During the winter of
1918-19 there were left wing
Germany. Groups claiming
to be the true government,
set up with workers and
soldiers, proposing a direct
threat to Ebert in Berlin.
Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknect
on January 16th 1919, 100,000 communists
demonstrated in Berlin and took key
Chancellor Ebert, realised his regular army couldn't deal with the might
of the revolt. So he used the Freikops( demobilised soldiers who hadn't
given their arms back), 250,000 of them managed to put down the
spartactist uprisings. Both Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Leibknect were
arrested on the 15th January, both murdered by Freikorps.