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To what extent were the years C1925-1929 a time of economic and political stability for the Weimar Republic?

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To what extent were the years C1925-1929 a time of economic and political stability for the Weimar Republic? The years 1925-1929 were described as the Golden Years for Germany. There were no attempts to over throw the government like the Sparticist uprising or the Kapp Putsch, therefore undoubtedly it was the best years compared to the problems before and after the Golden Years. The way the golden years were perceived would indicate to what extent were the years 1925 to1929 a time of economic and political stability for the Weimar Republic. There were developments in Germany during the Golden Years in the following essay we will learn where the developments took place and whether they disadvantaged Germany or helped her regain stability. An important economic feature that had to be stable before Germany could even start sorting her other problems with the economy was the currency. A new currency had been issued in November, the Rentenmark, which came in limited quantities. Stresemann attempted at stabilising the currency disregarding the Rentenmark, as a result by the mid 1920s Germany finally has stable currency again which was the start of helping Germany regain stability. Due to the stable currency, competitive interest rates and improving status in the international community, Germany had become a main point for foreign investment. ...read more.

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and middle class workers. This was extremely bad for the economy as it was difficult for them to pay of their debts when they were making no money. Successfulness was unevenly spread, as money circulation increased, the prices increased also. Mittlestand believe they were losing their status and income to the working classes, and therefore amongst the people of Germany there were complaints that Germany was just a trade union state. Stresemann contributed enormously to Germany's political success internationally. He was a German nationalist at heart and determined to bring about a change in attitude especially after the murders of Erzbreger and Rathenau. Stresemann had excellent negotiating skills, and using them he improved Germany's relations with other countries such as France ad Britain. He hoped that the international community would see Germans good intentions and revise the Treaty of Versailles. This influenced Germany's political stability internationally. The 1924 Dawes Plan was made benefiting Germanys economic and political stability although the total liability remained unchanged the annual repayments were reduced and Germany received 200 million dollars for financial reserves, this agreement of the Dawes Plan helped Germany economic stability. Also as part of the Dawes Plan French troops had to withdraw from Ruhr and in the event of non-payment from Germany, allies were not allowed to occupy Germany cities which helped improve Germanys political status. ...read more.

Conclusion

The anit-Stresemann party (a right wing party) and a Nazi party attacked the Young plan saying that it further enslaved Germany. These conflicts alone gave Germany political instability. Hindenburg was anti-Weimar, when he thought that Germanys embassies abroad should change their flag colours to black-red and white (the colours of the empire before 1918) next to the black-red and gold colours of the Weimar Republic there was doubt as to whether the republic was safe in his hands this was a not specifically political instability however it was a sign that there was something wrong that would cause instability as Hindenburg wanted a change to the flag colours. Germany was economically more stable, than it was politically stable. The Golden Years were more stable compared to years before and after this period. The economic stability of the country was based on prosperity. The money for the country was mainly from foreign funding, not giving Germany full independence or credit for becoming stable. The country was politically not very stable as there was conflict between Stresemann and the left and right wing parties, although there was political instability and violence within the country, international image had improved. All troops had been withdrawn 5 years prior to what was planned. The payments had been discontinued and Germany had a permanent seat in the League of Nations. The years 1925-1930 were a time for maturity economically with in Germany and politically in the international eye. ...read more.

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