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Did Stresemann succeed in solving the problems faced by the Weimar Republic? Gustav Stresemann provided the Weimar republic with intelligent solutions to the problems it faced, for example The French had occupied the Ruhr because workers there had gone on passive resistance and refused to pay reparations, this was a deciding factor in economic problems such as hyper-inflation. Stresemann called of the passive resistance and promised the French to pay reparations and coincidentally the French withdrew from the Ruhr, he solved the problem of Hyper-inflation by replacing the old currency with the new Rentenmark, one Rentenmark replaced 1000 billion Marks, this brought inflation under control. Germany was facing massive reparations not only to France but to all the Allied countries. The only way that Stresemann could deal with this was to promise to pay the reparations and hope that the Allies would lower the payments in future. American Financier, Charles G. Dawes, was given the task of investigating the problem of Germany's reparation payments by the Allied Reparations Committee. ...read more.


Germany was not trusted by other countries and to regain the trust she had once had Stresemann decided to co-operate with other countries in Europe. He signed the Locarno Pact in 1925 with France, Belgium, Britain and Italy this was a joint agreement not to attack or invade each other. In 1926 Germany was accepted into the League of Nations the international organization established to promote world peace and co-operation and also in 1926 Stresemann was awarded the Nobel peace prize along with Aristide Briand the French prime minister as the lead negotiators of the Locarno Pact. Stresemann's solutions to the problems faced by the Weimar Republic were not always appreciated as being the correct action to take. His decision to call of passive resistance in the Ruhr and continue the reparation payments to France was an unpopular policy especially among extremist right wing parties; they thought that he had "given in to the French". Stresemann's solution to the problem of Hyper-inflation caused many Germans to loose their savings, these people were never compensated and therefore they felt cheated and the blame fell on the Weimar Republic. ...read more.


The Locarno Pact was seen by many Germans as a sign that Stresemann was weak and that he had once again "given in" to France. It was widely considered that he should have built up the Army and regained land by force. Stresemann's solutions to the problems faced by the Weimar Republic were the key to re-building a strong and united Germany. This is evident in the reduced political violence when he became chancellor and the way in which he solved the immediate problems caused by the French occupation of the Ruhr and hyper-inflation, by calling of the passive resistance and promising to pay reparations he persuaded the French to leave the Ruhr and by introducing the new currency he stabilised the economy. When the economy was stable it was possible for Stresemann to begin reinstating Germany as a world power. By securing a reduction in payments from the Young Plan and getting a longer period in which to pay the reparations from the Dawes Plan Stresemann helped Germany rebuild her economy and by signing the Locarno Pact and entering the League of Nations he started to bring Germany back into the international community. ...read more.

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