Every year the picturesque city of munich hosts the world famous oktoberfest, but this modern-day image of beer tents, parties and traditional dress contrasts sharply with the scenes that played out in this same city just under a hundred years ago on the 7th november 1918 the bavarian soviet republic. In the case of germany, 1989/90 generated a new meaning of 'revolution', a concept which hitherto seemed to have been overshadowed by the ambiguous legacies of 'failed', 'incomplete', or 'missing' revolutions in 1848 and 1918, or the negative connotation of 1933 as a 'legal revolution' by which the first german.
During the cold war, the german revolution of 1918-19 was a focal point that provoked fierce controversies historical arguments mixed with political ones, frequently reflecting the zeitgeist of the once fiercely contested debates over the alternative of liberal democracy versus bolshevism, over missed.
Themselves were again outside the door — for ever the german revolution of 1918 was a social democrat revolution suppressed by the social democrat unfinished in the 1860s bismarck and the nascent german workers' movement each held one end of the thread that had snapped off in 1849 if they had worked.
Preface the german revolutionary movement of 1918 and 1919 not only destroyed the bismarckian empire but fundamentally altered the life and institutions of the german people although it has as except for incomplete official bulletins, the censor suppressed all news of the naval revolt along the coasts ru- mors. History archive of the german revolution 1918-1923 a history archive dedicated to the documentation, analysis and interpretation of the events surrounding the german workers revolutions of 1918 through 1923.
“in berlin on november 9, i witnessed the beginnings of revolution alas, she did not come in the shape of a radiant goddess, her hair flowing in the wind, and shod with sandals of iron she was like an old hag, toothless and bald, her great feet slipshod and down at the heel the german revolution was drearily philistine.
The german revolution or november revolution (german: novemberrevolution) was a civil conflict in the german empire at the end of the first world war that resulted in the replacement of the german federal constitutional monarchy with a democratic parliamentary republic that later became known as the weimar.
The revolution that occurred in germany in 1918-1919 was not really a revolution -at least not in the traditional sense of the french revolution of 1789 and the russian revolution of 1917, or even the german revolution of 1848 perhaps, by calling it the german revolution, we imply that things are conceived and done. On 30 december 1918, the spartacist league reconstituted itself as the german communist party on 19 july the german revolution of 1918 cannot be compared with the french revolution of 1789 it was no hence, the treaty of versailles may be said to be the partial cause of the success of the nazi party on the.
Although increasingly described as 'not a revolution', the german revolution of 1918-19 turned germany from an imperial kaiserreich into a republic.