Why did Germany surrender in WWI so quickly thereby giving the stab-in-the-back conspiracy used by the Nazi?
- Anonymous7 months agoFavourite answer
I agree Germany surrendered too quickly and signed a treaty that they couldn't pay for. Germany could have devolve into guerilla tactics against the Allies. I doubt UK and France had the stomach to keep pushing once that happened
- FredLv 79 months ago
The Germans in 1918 were in trouble on the western front and at home. At the war front America had joined the allies against Germany and it strengthened the allied lines and the Germans could see they were up against superior numbers of soldiers and up against the new weapons the British Tank which was helping to break through German lines and were pushing the Germans back.
At home the German civilians were finding food getting scarcer and they were getting angry at the depravations to them the war was bringing. The Kaiser (German King) was worried the people would rise up and follow Russia's lead to overthrow the democratic government and become a communist country. The German leaders could see the war was lost and decided that surrender was the only way to save democracy and hopefully make Germans happy again.
The reality was the reparation payments demanded by France and Britain, and lack of employment back in Germany for the returning soldiers meant the hardships at home continued for many years. Then Germany was hit by the world wide great depression which left Germany ripe for Adolph Hitler and his Nazi thugs to come to power and lead Germany into the total destruction of WW2.
- 9 months ago
They did not surrender quickly. Contrary to popular belief, most German leaders were very nationalistic and only surrendered when no better option was available. Post WW1 right wing nutjobs like the Freikorps fabricated the whole story to their own advantage and called the leaders "cowards" and "traitors"
- MercuryLv 79 months ago
The British blockade was causing people to starve to death which caused riots.
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- hartLv 69 months ago
"wrong question" you have no clue about history
- curtisports2Lv 79 months ago
Quickly? You mean after four years with practically nothing gained?
- 9 months ago
Quickly? War lasted for 4 years. Reason why Germany surrendered:
A.) Low manpower
B.) Low resources. (They were scrapping chruch/tower bells that were hundreds of years old to make ammuntion)
C.) Large food shortages.
D.) Civilian population demanding war be ended, large strikes.
E.) America entered the war (Which had full might of resources, manpower, ect..)
F.) The 1918 allied Summer offensive broke through much of the German lines.
And many more reasons.
- nonpartisanLv 69 months ago
Germany had the upper hand by 1917, having Britain's back against the wall with nowhere to turn. Britain was considering Germany's generous offer to call off the war and each country going their separate ways when the Zionists came to Britain and offered to bring the United States into the war in exchange for the rights to Palestine once Britain won.
Bringing America into the war resulted in a stalemate with neither side gaining ground. This is when the Armacist was declared, with both sides taking time to consider their options. During the pause in fighting, Britain increased its illegal embargo against Germany. It was illegal because embargoes aren't supposed to deny another country its basic living needs (such as food), only items of military value.
But Britain tightened the embargo against Germany importing food they needed, and thus starved Germany into surrender.
- Gray BoldLv 79 months ago
The Kiel mutiny was a major revolt by sailors of the German High Seas Fleet on 3 November 1918. The revolt triggered the German revolution which was to sweep aside the monarchy within a few days. It ultimately led to the end of the German Empire and to the establishment of the Weimar Republic.Source(s): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiel_mutiny
- NancyLv 79 months ago
Germany surrendered because Germany only entered World War I in defense of Austria-Hungary after Serbia had assassinated Austria-Hungary's leader, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife, Princess Sophie, while they were on a peace-making mission in Sarajevo and after the Allies then rallied behind Serbia and came to Serbia's defense when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia for Serbia's act of war. Since Germany was only in the war to defend Austria-Hungary, when Austria-Hungary later fell, Germany's reason for being in the war ended, so Germany wanted out of a war that kept dragging on despite its raison d'être having long since ended. Germany didn't see the point of continuing to fight for no other reason than to avenge a fallen friend when so many of its sons lives were being lost, so that's why Germany surrendered.
- JetDocLv 79 months ago
There were no Nazis in WW1.