New Wars and Revolutions – Demobilisation I THE GREAT WAR January 1919

New Wars and Revolutions – Demobilisation I THE GREAT WAR January 1919

In our first new episode, our host Jesse takes a look at the German Revolution of 1918/1919 and how the Spartacists under Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg tried to take power. We also take a look at the new conflicts that emerge right after the supposed “war to end all wars” and explain how the massive armies of the great powers were demobilized.


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Mark Jones, Founding Weimar. Violence and the German Revolution of 1918-19 (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Robert Gerwarth, The Vanquished. Why the First World War Failed to End, 1917-1923 (Penguin, 2017)

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Audoin-Rouzeau, Stéphane and Annette Becker. 14-18, retrouver la guerre (Npp : Gallimard, 2000).

Bessel, Richard. “Post War Societies,” in 1914-1918 online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War.

Cabanes, Bruno. “Démobilisations et retour des hommes,” in Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Jean-Jacques Becker, eds. Encyclopédie de la Grande guerre 1914-1918 (Paris : Bayard, 2013) : 987-1003.

Cook, Tim. Shock Troops. Canadians Fighting the Great War 1917-1918, vol. 2 (Toronto: Penguin, 2008).

Gerwarth, Robert. “The Continuum of Violence,” in J. Winter (Ed.), The Cambridge History of the First World War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014): 638-662


Presented by: Jesse Alexander
Written by: Jesse Alexander
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Research by: Jesse Alexander
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