Revolution and Republic
1919-1920

 

 

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  • 9 November 1918

 

Proclamation

of the

new Reichschancellor Ebert

 


Warning

on Law and Order!

 

Upon assuming the office of Chancellor, Friedrich Ebert faced a tumultuous challenge. Not only had he to carry out the final negotiations over the Armistice, but he had to restore some kind of domestic order. Indeed, without domestic stability he knew he could not achieve any successful negotiations with the triumphant Allies.

This poster was issued in Berlin on 9 November 1919 where armed groups had already seized control of the royal palace and a number of government buildings.

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