In a joint proclamation, the new Stresemann government and Reichspräsident Ebert declare that the “passive resistance” policy against the occupation of the Ruhr has been abandoned. However, they point out in the declaration O.C. again that the policy pursued by the French and Belgians is illegal.
[Winkler, p. 209]
After the Bavarian government declares a state of emergency, appoints right-wing politician Gustav Ritter von Kahr as General State Commissioner and transfers executive power to him, the Reich government also declares a state of emergency and attempts to restore order in Bavaria. Defense Minister Otto Geßler soon realizes, however, that the Reich government is powerless against Bavaria’s actions. As long as the Reichswehr troops stationed in Bavaria under General von Lossow sympathize with von Kahr, the Reich government is de facto powerless in Bavaria and has to put up with the situation for the time being.
[Winkler, p. 210-211]