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  1. The Kapp Putsch ( ), also known as the Kapp–Lüttwitz Putsch ( ), named after its leaders Wolfgang Kapp and Walther von Lüttwitz, was an attempted coup against the German national government in Berlin on 13 March 1920. Its goal was to undo the German Revolution of 1918–1919, overthrow the Weimar Republic, and establish an autocratic government in its place. It was supported by parts of the Reichswehr , as well as nationalist and monarchist factions.

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  3. Wolfgang Kapp - Wikipedia

    Wolfgang Kapp. Wolfgang Kapp (24 July 1858 – 12 June 1922) was a German nationalist and political activist who is best known for his involvement in the 1920 Kapp Putsch. He spent most of his career working for the Prussian Ministry of Finance and then as director of the Agricultural Credit Institute in East Prussia.

  4. Wolfgang Kapp | German Revolution, Weimar Republic ...

    Wolfgang Kapp, (born July 24, 1858, New York, N.Y., U.S.—died June 12, 1922, Leipzig, Ger.), reactionary Prussian politician who led the Kapp Putsch (1920), which attempted to overthrow the fledgling Weimar Republic and establish a rightist dictatorship.

  5. Kapp Putsch - Wikipedia

    The Kapp Putsch ( German pronunciation: [ˈkapˌpʊt͡ʃ] ⓘ ), also known as the Kapp–Lüttwitz Putsch ( German pronunciation: [kapˈlʏtvɪt͡sˌpʊt͡ʃ] ⓘ ), was an attempted coup against the German national government in Berlin on 13 March 1920. Named after its leaders Wolfgang Kapp and Walther von Lüttwitz, its goal was to undo the ...

  6. Wolfgang Kapp |

    Wolfgang Kapp. The German nationalist politician Wolfgang Kapp (1858-1922) led a putsch in March 1920, an abortive rightist-military coup. Wolfgang Kapp was born in New York City on July 24, 1858, the son of a lawyer-politician. Returning to Germany in 1870, the young Kapp earned a doctorate of law and entered the Prussian civil service in 1886.

  7. Reactionary politician Wolfgang Kapp (1858–1922) formed a government with Erich Ludendorff, and the legitimate republican regime fled to southern Germany. Within four days, a general strike by labour unions and the refusal by civil servants to follow Kapp’s orders led to the coup’s collapse.

  8. Kapp Putsch |

    The Kapp Putsch of March 1920 involved an abortive attempt by disgruntled rightist politicians and military officers to overthrow the young Weimar Republic in Germany and replace it with a military dictatorship. The front man for the rebellion was a former Prussian civil servant named Wolfgang Kapp, but the real leader was General Walther von ...

  9. One hundred years since Germany’s Kapp Putsch - World ...

    The putschists subsequently named Wolfgang Kapp, an arch-reactionary representative of the east Prussian landowners, as chancellor of the Reich. Kapp was able to remain in power for only four...

  10. Wolfgang Kapp - History Learning Site

    Kapp was a right-wing nationalist who was greatly angered by the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, which he felt humiliated Germany. Kapp held Friedrich Ebert and his government responsible for such a humiliation and attempted to overthrow the government – an attempt that ended in failure.

  11. Kapp putsch - Oxford Reference

    Quick Reference. (March 1920) The attempt by Wolfgang Kapp (1858–1922), a right-wing Prussian landowner and politician, to overthrow the Weimar Republic and restore the German monarchy. Aided by elements in the army, including Ludendorff, and the unofficial “free corps” which the new government was trying to disband, Kapp's forces seized ...

  12. Impact of the First World War - WJEC Political instability - BBC

    The right-wing nationalist Dr Wolfgang Kapp took over Berlin aiming to set up a new government as the rebels were angry at them for signing the Treaty of Versailles.