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Old 09-09-2014, 12:46 AM
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Why Was The German Monarchy Abolished?

Please reply with a detailed answer so I can get a better understanding on how things went down in GERMANY. Prussia, from my historical knowledge was actually doing pretty good, its strange on why they decided to remove it.

Was it politics?

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Old 09-09-2014, 01:28 AM
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This is good start:
German Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fall of the German Empire by Matthew Adams | Humanities 360

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looks like it was a pure chance, the socialist Scheidemann made a declaration on a balcony on 9th November 1918 adressing to the crowd saying that the monarchy was abolished but the socialist leader Ebert didn't agree and would have preferred the young Grandson of the Kaiser on the throne (12 years old) under a regency.
But the declaration was made and it was impossible to withdraw it.
Scheidemann said that he was afraid the spartakists (communists) led by Karl Liebknecht would have proclaimed a Soviet Republic
A few weeks later Scheidemann became Chanchellor and Ebert President of this new republic
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Please reply with a detailed answer so I can get a better understanding on how things went down in GERMANY. Prussia, from my historical knowledge was actually doing pretty good, its strange on why they decided to remove it.

Was it politics?
I wonder where your idea comes from, that Germany was "actually doing pretty good". World War I resulted in the death of more than two million German military, the highest military toll of any nation engaged in that war. It did lead to around 750.000 civil deaths, mainly due to malnutrition and the outbreak of diseases. It also resulted in a total broken economy, every single German was hit with the consequences of the devastation caused to them and to their country. No wonder that it resulted in the downfall of the existing state structures, with the Emperor as it's ultimate head. And to the downfall of the aristocracy: the ruling class which lead them to this disaster. The same story goes for Russia and Austria-Hungary.
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