After just four days, the Kapp Putsch fails and Wolfgang Kapp, an American-born journalist and founder of Germany's Fatherland Party, flees Berlin. The goal of the Putsch was to restore the monarchy and the German army.
Adolf Hitler and his fellow Nazi Party member Dietrich Eckart are on there way to Berlin to join the Putsch, but they arrive too late. This is a sign that even at this very early date, Hitler is interested in ending democratic government and replacing it with a conservative, authoritarian system.
Despite having to flee, Wolfgang Kapp doesn't admit defeat:
"Chancellor Kapp considers his mission fulfilled and retires, resigning the executive power again into the hands of the Military Commander-in-Chief."