Reichswehr as political agent in the Weimar Republic - This essay tackles the role of the Armed Forces as a political actor during the transition from WWI to the stabilization of the Weimar Republic. As is well-known, the new Reichswehr supported the democratic republic in the most turbulent phase of the first years, against the movements of extreme left and right, and in exchange for a fundamental autonomy within the State. However, the passivity of the political leadership before its own army was a first step towards suicide. The officers’ body became a fertile ground for dreams of rearmament and revenge, for sympathies towards nationalism and, finally, Nazism.)" />
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La "Reichsweher" come agente politico nella Repubblica di Weimar
Journal Title: MEMORIA E RICERCA  
Author/s: Christoph Jahr 
Year:  2008 Issue: 28 Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 73-88 FullText PDF:  127 KB

Reichswehr as political agent in the Weimar Republic - This essay tackles the role of the Armed Forces as a political actor during the transition from WWI to the stabilization of the Weimar Republic. As is well-known, the new Reichswehr supported the democratic republic in the most turbulent phase of the first years, against the movements of extreme left and right, and in exchange for a fundamental autonomy within the State. However, the passivity of the political leadership before its own army was a first step towards suicide. The officers’ body became a fertile ground for dreams of rearmament and revenge, for sympathies towards nationalism and, finally, Nazism.

Christoph Jahr, in "MEMORIA E RICERCA " 28/2008, pp. 73-88, DOI:

   

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