German Revolution of — The rebellion, November In October , the constitution of the German Empire was reformed to give more powers to the elected parliament. On 29 October, rebellion broke out in Kiel among sailors. The revolution spread throughout Germany, and participants seized military and civil powers in individual cities. The power takeover was achieved everywhere without loss of life. At the time, the Socialist movement which represented mostly laborers was split among two major left-wing parties:
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Stabilization[ edit ] The hyperinflation crisis led prominent economists and politicians to seek a means to stabilize German currency. In August , an economist, Karl Helfferich , proposed a plan to issue a new currency, the "Roggenmark" "rye mark" , to be backed by mortgage bonds indexed to the market price of rye grain. The plan was rejected because of the greatly fluctuating price of rye in paper marks. Agriculture Minister Hans Luther proposed a plan that substituted gold for rye and led to the issuance of the Rentenmark "mortgage mark" , backed by bonds indexed to the market price of gold.
The law faced venomous opposition from the military and the radical left. The Constitution contained articles and covered everything from the structure of the German state Reich and the rights of the German people to religious freedom and how laws should be enacted. The Weimar Constitution included these highlights:
Berlin in the heyday of the Weimar Republic: No account of the Jewish Question in Germany can be complete without some mention of the tidal wave of sexual immorality that was to engulf the country during the period of the Weimar Republic following World War One. This also happened to be the apogee of Jewish power in Germany.