The Beer Hall Putsch was a failed coup attempt in the Southern German province called Bavaria. The plan was to kidnap the state commissioner of Bavaria, Gustav von Kahr, and two other conservative Bavarian politicians. Hitler had recruited Erich Ludendorff, a right wing World War I general, as a figurehead to lead the march on Berlin. This plan was inspired by Mussolini’s March on Rome in 1922. The plan fell apart as police fired on the Nazis and has the hostage politicians escaped.