Describe Why the Munich Putsch Failed

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Describe why the Munich Putsch failed in 1923 In 1923 Hitler’s plan to overthrow the government and create an uprising known as the ‘Munich Putsch’ failed. The Munich Putsch was a fiasco. It had been a bad idea, badly planned and badly executed. Firstly, Hitler was still relatively unknown and new to the political scene, with minimal support whereas the current government had the support of the police and army. Hitler had assumed the army and police would support him and join in with the putsch however they stayed true to the Weimar republic. At first, the Nazis were just a terrorist group. Hitler assembled a large group of unemployed young men and former soldiers, known as the storm troopers (the SA), which attacked other political groups. Hitler hoped to take power by starting a revolution. Hitler was unsuccessful in gaining enough support from the SA and therefore was left with a very small army to fight the Weimar government. Hitler wasn’t prepared yet he still went along with it. Moreover, the Storm troopers that were in Hitler’s army were very low on ammo and weapons. This made it difficult for the army to have an advantage against the Weimar republic. On the night of 8 November 1923, Hitler and 600 storm troopers burst into a meeting that Kahr and Lossow were holding at the local Beer Hall. Waving a gun at them, Hitler forced them to agree to rebel. Mindlessly, Ludendorff allowed Kahr and the ministers to go home “to see their wives”. This was a bad decision and was a big cause as to why the Munich Putsch failed because as soon as the ministers left they contacted the Weimar Government to warn the about the decision of the uprising. This meant that the Weimar republic were aware of what was to happen and were prepared unlike Hitler’s decision to use the element of surprise as an advantage towards them. As the Weimar government had been
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