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Explain the Main Features of Weimar Germanys Golden Years Between 1925-1929

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Explain the Main Features of Weimar Germanys Golden Years Between 1925-1929 There where many events between the years of 1925-1929 in Weimar Germany that were seen as golden years. The diplomatic skills of Gustav Stresemann, the foreign minister allowed Germany to excel in foreign affairs. Politically Stresemann wanted to improve relations between Germany and the rest of Europe and also the USA. In 1925 the Locarno Treaty took place and Germany accepted the borders with France and Belgium that were agreed in the Treaty of Versailles. Germany accepted that the Rhineland would remain a demilitarised zone. Also France and Germany agreed to settle any disputes. This meant that they would respect the German boundaries and would not invade as well. ...read more.

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It was not only politically that the years between 1925-1929 were called golden years. Culturally the Weimar experienced some high points between these years. In the years between 1924 and 1929 there was certainly a great array of talent in the Weimar. There was a great increase in literature, drama, art, music, and architecture. The increase in all of these made the entertainment and leisure in Germany higher than it had ever been before. With this increase it gave the people of Germany a great deal of pride because they were challenging Paris as the cultural centre of Europe. Also the increase in Weimar culture boosted the morale of the country. This was because the culture helped the German people to take their minds off the past years and enjoy themselves, it especially helped them forget about the war that had occurred only a few years before. ...read more.

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This is because men and women from their country were being recognised all other the world for their talents and the German people felt very proud of them. Also in foreign policy at this time the Weimar experienced a period of golden years. Stresemann hoped for a number of changes in the Weimar and wanted to establish Germany as a power status in the rest of Europe. Firstly Stresemann negotiated the reorganisation of reparations. He did this by the Dawes plan that reduced reparations from 132 billion marks to 37 billion marks. Also the introduction for Germany into the League of Nations was a major factor between the years of 1925-1929. This gave the Germans more power and negotiations over European issues. This was what Stresemann had hoped for because this helped the Weimar recover and re build its status in the rest of Europe. George Pretty 12BS History Essay, Mr Martin 08/05/2007 ...read more.

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