Erman Civilization (Lesson 4: The Decline of the Weimar Republic and the Rise of the Nazi Party)

Lesson Essay
When you can accomplish the learning objectives for this lesson, you should begin work on the lesson essay described below. You may use any assigned readings, your notes, and other course-related materials to complete this assignment. Be sure to reread the essay grading criteria on the Grades and Assessments page.

This essay should be about 750 words long, double-spaced, with one-inch margins. It is worth 100 points and should address the topic below.

What does General Ludendorffs notion of a Stab-in-the-backrefer to? Discuss the political implications of this theory for the newly founded Weimar Republic in 1919. You should take into account both the relationship between civil government and the military command and the publics perception of the republic and the lost war.