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Did Germany Under Stresemann and the Weimar Republic Experience A Recovery In The Period From 1924 to 1929?

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Introduction

Did Germany Under Stresemann and the Weimar Republic Experience A Recovery In The Period From 1924 to 1929? In the years after from 1924 to 1929 were the Golden Years of the Weimar Republic. The Weimar Republic under Stresemann enforced many economic measures. These included an end to hyperinflation by introducing a new currency, the Rentenmark. The introduction of this new currency stabilised the economy and the amount of Rentenmark in circulation at any time was carefully controlled by the government to ensure that hyperinflation was stopped and that it would not happen again soon. The passive resistance in the Ruhr was stopped, as the Ruhr was the base of German industry. These industrial goods were desperately needed by Germany and the industry could be improved with new industrial technology to promote economic growth. This recovery of economy meant that the living standards of most Germans were raised which caused most Germans to support the government more and more. The Weimar Republic also stabilised Germany politically and resumed the payment of reparations. ...read more.

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The economic recovery included an end to hyperinflation. Many foreign loans were taken and used to improve the German position even more and to repay repositions. New industrial techniques were being used and there was a growth in economy. There was a rise in living standard. The political stabilisation showed because there was a stable government maintained. There was a decline in support for extreme parties. There was also a reduction in the threat in violent revolution. Germany began their return to a great power state by entering into the Council of the Leagues of Nations. The signing of many treaties caused a reduction in fear of Germany starting another war. Allied troops began to leave the Rhineland and the area began to become independent of the presence of French troops. The time under Stresemann in the so-called 'Golden Years' was not all good. There were many problems of all types. These were economic problems, a lack of positive support for the Weimar Republic and a large number of hostile nationalists. ...read more.

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I think that Germany under Stresemann experienced and economic recovery in the period from 1924 to 1929 because Germany became a much more economically advanced and stable country than in the pre-Golden Years period with much economic recovery including an great reduction of hyperinflation. Domestic stability was achieved and in particular there was a much less likelihood of violent uprising than in the pre-Golden Years period. International stability was also achieved and Germany began to return to the great power state they used to be and entered the League of Nations. I think that there was in a great period of recovery under Stresemann and the Weimar Republic in the years from 1924 to 1929. There are great many more good points about recovery than problems which are mainly minor and can be unavoidable like there is no real way to completely stop inflation or to have complete support of the whole country as there are always going to be extremists who want to do things differently. Hindenburg was a favourite of the country and you cannot blame him for not making Hitler, a man with very extremist views, in the second most powerful job in the country after his own. Devesh Shah 4/5J2 1 ...read more.

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