The assessment of the Jews as the ultimate cause of Germany's plight and greatest danger was grounded in Germany's pre-genocide permissive socio-political environment. The strains of waging industrialized warfare, which consumed massive human and material resources, seriously distorted Germany's economy. The negative socio-economic effects of the war on the home front were far-reaching. On the economic front, the economic crisis that gripped Germany during the war was identified not with the logistics of waging a two-front total war or the policies of the imperial government, but rather with Jewish domination of the war economy. By October 1918, however, the "German Revolution" had broken out with the mutiny of sailors at the port of Kiel. Chronic political instability and governments' seeming inability to grapple with repeated economic crises, the fall-out of Versailles, the problems of law and order and other issues undermined respect for electoral politics in a society where they had yet to be consolidated.