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Seeds of Fire: A People’s Chronology

Recalling events that happened on this day in history.
Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.

Compiled by Ulli Diemer

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October 29 - 30, 1918
German sailors in Wilhelmshaven mutiny against the Imperial Navy, whose commanders are planning to send them to their deaths, in a final ‘glorious’ battle, even though they know the war is lost.
The sailors’ revolt spreads quickly, and a larger mutiny takes place in Kiel on November 3. Sailors, soldiers and workers elect councils. In a few days, the monarchy is swept aside and on November 11 the war ends.
Related Topics: German HistoryMutiniesRevolts
October 29, 1923  
Socialist/Communist coalition governments in the German states of Saxony and Thuringia are overthrown by the military.
Related Topics: German History



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