The Kapp putsch

The Kapp putsch was a March 1920 attempt to overthrow the Social Democratic Party (SPD) government, carried out by army officers, Freikorps members and right-wing nationalists. The attempted coup was thwarted by public opposition, divisions within the military and misjudgements by those who initiated it. The Kapp putsch exposed ongoing tensions between civilian and military … Continue reading The Kapp putsch