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Revision Notes.Germany experienced a period of political calm, economic development and social progress in the mid 1920s. How far do you agree with this statement?

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?Germany experienced a period of political calm, economic development and social progress in the mid-1920s.? How far do you agree with this judgement? Yes it did No it didn?t Yes but only to a point Political Calm - Dawes Plan was a loan agreement between them and the USA to kick start the German Industry - The French and Belgians withdrew from the Ruhr in April 1924 (Young Plan 1920) - Joined the League of Nations in September 1926 and promised NO WAR - Locarno ensured a permanent demilitarisation from the Rhineland treaties with France and Belgium over the borders in late 1925 - Treaty ...read more.


- Ideals of the constitution didn?t develop, and the system didn?t mature and become stable - Treaty of Berlin went against the terms of the treaty of Versailles Economic Development - Increased production ? 1928 heavy industry was back to 1913 levels because of more efficient production levels - There were more cartels so Germany had better purchasing power - Increased Exports 1925-29 by 40% - Wages rise every year from 1924-1930 - Uneven growth = production declines in 1926 - There were more imports than exports - There was a decline in agriculture = grain production was 1/3 of the 1913 therefore the farmers were ...read more.


ideas of prosperity - The problems in economy hidden by credit from abroad, so problems in the World cause serious problems for Germany - By late 1929 it had borrowed a total of 342 million reichsmarks Social Progress -Social Welfare was written into the constitution (e.g. pensions, sickness benefit, unemployment - The state began to pay for social housing -Very modern, westernised culture, cabarets etc. - Class differences, regional differences and religious differences - Bitterness between employers and employees - use of constant State Scheme to settle disputes ? 76,000 cases of arbitration from 1924-1932 - Baby boom in the 1920s=population increase wasn?t good for unemployment ...read more.

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