Soldiers trying to quell civil unrest in Weimer Republic 1920

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Germany: Social Problems

  • There were widespread national strikes
  • There were also serious food shortages
  • Unemployment rate was very high
  • Demobilized soldiers caused lawlessness (anarchy)
  • There was also general poverty
  • Hunger and starvation was the order of the day in the Weimer Republic
  • There was also the widespread of diseases such as cholera and tuberculosis

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