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'By The Beginning of 1929, the prospects for the survival of the Weimar Republic looked good'. Discuss

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'By The Beginning of 1929, the prospects for the survival of the Weimar Republic looked good'. Discuss When looking at the prospects of the Weimar Republic one has to take into consideration many different major facts for the way the republic was running, how it had been running and how it was going to run. As we know many more terrible happenings were to occur in the years after 1929 but was this because the republic was unstable or because it was a sequence of unfortunate events that it led to. Whether you agree or disagree with the statement "By the beginning of 1929, the prospects of the Weimar Republic looked good" or not you must understand there is a strong case on both sides. ...read more.


Although things weren't all doom and gloom their trade was balancing out and their imports were higher than their exports. Also prices of products stayed at a steady rate which was encouraging and even the workers were making modest gains. However the economy was still in a very shabby state with unemployment high and rising and the currency looking unstable. The people were angry with the government for making the unwise decision of printing large quantities of money and this left the Weimar Republic looking unstable for the future. The Politics employed by The Weimar Republic were broken and sometimes difficult to understand. Between 1919 and 1928 there were 13 different coalition governments. That number of governments were never going to be healthy for a democratic regime. ...read more.


However what they did pay was still a great burden on the GNP (gross national product) by 1929 they had paid in the region of seven billion marks. Which in what they had to pay was not a great amount so the feeling from the allies towards the Germans was still very hostile, France especially were worried about a confrontation with the war. The republic wasn't looking so healthy on the side of the people who wished for reparations to be scrapped but in European politics was looking stronger than ever trying to rearrange the reparations to suit themselves. The Locarno pact was a 'win' in a sense for Germany and showed strength in the republic but really it showed the strength of Stressemann as Foreign Minister. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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