Editor says, what if Kurt Eisner had lived to save the Weimar Republic? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Politicians thread.
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Editor says, in reality his assassination resulted in the establishment of the brief Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich. Enigmajones explains: Well Eisner is what you call a charismatic. With him at it's helm, the USPD overthrew the highly popular House of Wittelsbach and established Bavaria as a Republic. However, he planned on resigning when the democratic process ousted him. On the day he went to resign, he was assassinated. When Eisner was assassinated, Bavaria got pretty lawless, and Eisner's more radical supporters started the Bavarian Soviet Republic, which allowed for the Freikorps to become established in Bavaria. After the revolt was put down, largely thanks to aforementioned Freikorps. Afterwards, the engrained support for the Freikorps and the far right lead to the rise of Gustav Ritter von Kahr and the fostering of far right movements banned throughout Germany after the Kapp Putsch. Have Eisner survive, and the Bavarian Free State, in all likeliness, will end up without becoming a haven for right wing groups. Overall, saving Eisner, might save Weimar Germany. Making the Bavarian Peoples Party, in collusion with the DNVP the most viable right wing political force. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.