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Only one of the 705 prosecuted was actually found guilty and sentenced to ﬁve years’ imprisonment. State within a state A situation where the authority and government of the state are threatened by a rival power base. Key term Many within its ranks believed that the army served some higher purpose to the nation as a whole. It had the right to intervene as it saw ﬁt without regard to its obligations to the Republic. All this suggests that the aftermath of the Kapp putsch, the Ebert-Groener Pact (see pages 9–10) and the Constitution’s failure to reform the structures of army had made it a ‘state within a state’.
In effect, it is the principle of each nation ruling itself. Wilson believed that the application of self-determination was integral to the Peace Settlement and it would lead to long-term peace. League of Nations The international body initiated by President Wilson to encourage disarmament and to prevent war. Buffer state The general idea of separating two rival countries by leaving a space between them. Clemenceau believed that the long-established Franco-German military aggression could be brought to an end by establishing an independent Rhineland state (though this was not implemented because Wilson saw it as against the principle of selfdetermination).
1 per cent in the 1920 election. Key terms Racist nationalism Reactionary Opposing change and supporting a return to traditional ways. Paramilitary units Informal non-legal military squads. Key date White Terror The ‘Whites’ were seen as the opponents (in contrast to the Reds). The ‘White Terror’ refers to the suppression of the soviet republic in Bavaria in March 1919. The emergence of racist nationalism, or völkisch nationalism, was clearly apparent before 1914, but the effects of the war and its aftermath increased its attraction for many on the right.