The Bauhaus is re-established in Dessau. The Bauhaus receives state recognition as a Hochschule für Gestaltung (“college for design”).
[Overesch/Saal, p. 318]
Gustav Stresemann and Aristide Briand are honored with the Noble Peace Prize for accomplishments in Franco-German relations.
[Büttner, p. 785]
Philipp Scheidemann causes a scandal with his speech in the Reichstag on the Reichswehr. In his speech he discloses the cooperation between the German and Soviet armies and exposes that the Reichswehr leaders are illegally circumventing the rule in the Treaty of Versailles whereby the Reichswehr must be limited to 100,000 men. In doing so Scheidemann turns not only the right-wing, but also the moderate political forces, who equally reject the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles, against the SPD.
[Winkler, p. 319]
The bourgeois minority government led by Marx is overthrown by a motion of no confidence introduced by the SPD. The reason behind the motion lies in a speech delivered by Ernst Scholz, head of the DVP group, at the beginning of December. In his speech he declares that his party’s ideal is “cooperation among all bourgeois parties and forces.” The SPD, whose tolerance Marx’s minority government relies on, takes this remark to mean the end of joint cooperation and the rejection of a future grand coalition.
[Kolb, p. 86]