It was a condition for peace that the Germans got rid of the Kaiser, but he refused to abdicate, This is how events moved during October and Novemeber 1918
november 6 1918
the naval commanders at Kiel decided to send their ships out to fight the British fleet in one last suicidal bid for glory. Sailors mutinied
Kaiser and his government dont send their army to crush this mutiny and it was quickly followed by strikes and demonstrations against the war and the kaiser all over Germany. Soldiers mutilated and joined the protests
BY now soldiers and workers councils had taken control in many cities. Their main aim was to end the war, but to the politicians looking on there seemed a real danger of a total revolution, like the one which had taken place in Russia the previous year
There was a general strike in Berlin, Armed workers and soldiers roamed the streets. The social democrats were afraid that the extremists would gain control of the revolution.