During the early years of the Weimar Republic, the German Government experienced a number of problems which threatened its existence. After the end of World War One, it struggled from crisis to crisis.
The new German Government was blamed for Germany’s defeat in World War One by many Germans such as Hitler.
The Government needed to end the war and make peace for a number of reasons:
German officials agreed a truce on 11 November 1918. As a result, they were nicknamed the 'November Criminals'.