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I am wondering should this article be melded into Weimar paramilitary groups and have [Freikorps] as a redirect page? It is good that someone sees alltogether all the paramilitary groups and shows the disintegration of German society during the Weimar period.WHEELER 18:31, 22 Jul 2004 (UTC)
I believe the Friekorps actually existed before Weimar was formally estabished. They were really at their strongest in the period of the provisional government between the fall of the monarchy and the adoption of the Weimar constitution.
So the answer to your question is no.184.108.40.206 20:07, 23 Jul 2004 (UTC)
Innacurate early history
Historically, a "Friekorps" -- usualy used in English as "Free Regiment" was NOT a militia but a mercenary unit. They were "free" to change their allegience if their employer, whether a duke, a margrave or a prince ("furstin") or even an urban republic, decided that it could no longer afford to pay them.
German military law recognized them as legal soldiers, even when traveling from one country to a new job in another, and I read a book of military law, carried in the late 1800's, that required a Friekorps be allowed to pass unhindered through neutral countries.
Look up the history of the Thirty Years War.220.127.116.11 20:04, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
Freikorps members -- outsiders during the Third Reich?
Source for this? It doesn't sound very credible that nationalistic, anti-communist ex-soldiers would be uninterested in Nazi aims (or of no use to Nazis).
I have proposed that Weimar paramilitary groups#Freikorps be merged into this article.
- no - look to the top of the page. Freikorps were at least 100 years older than the ill-fated republic. --18.104.22.168 (talk) 09:45, 6 January 2008 (UTC)