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How far had the Weimar Republic recovered from its problems by 1928? Explain your answer.

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How far had the Weimar Republic recovered from its problems by 1928? Explain your answer. There were many problems faced by the Weimar Republic during the 1920's but reassuringly, to the German population they had dealt with most of them firmly. The main problems were the Hyperinflation in Germany after the war, their international relations with other countries was poor, and there was a lot of political opposition. To help the Weimar one man, Gustav Stresemann, saw it was his duty to get Germany back on their feet and start moving. The main problems in details were that Hyperinflation swept the nation with the Germans losing economy everyday along with millions upon millions of pounds in debts for the reparations payments. Also this meant that there were very few jobs and so the government needed more time to sort out their own finance problems. The second problem was that the relations with other countries was absolutely disgraceful as they did not have many allies and ...read more.


Along with this new scheme, the Weimar had decided that it was going reduce the government spending for a while. This bought a few new worries like working conditions and healthcare but it meant that the government made a firm decision and so therefore it could allow more support. This then meant for government employees that their job was under threat and it was true as the Republic slashed down 700,000 jobs from their employees. The new measures helped to end hyperinflation and brought back confidence. The two plans for the economy were an extra help as the Dawes plan decided that the USA will help, by loaning a sum of 800 million gold marks. In addition they had decided that the annual reparations payments should be reduced and Germany was to be given longer to pay back the reparations. To help this proposal the Young plan ensured that Germany had longer to payback the reparations till in fact 1988. ...read more.


Furthermore, Gustav Stresemann joined the League of Nations in 1926. Consequently, it meant that the Germans were slowly becoming a higher power and the Weimar was not as bad as first thought. The last major problem that the Weimar had dealt effectively with was to reduce their political oppositions. With not having much support at the start of the Weimar reign, there was quite a lot of opposition to deal with. At the beginning, Stresemann put down left wing uprisings in Thuringia and Saxony. To deal with right wing problems the Weimar decided to temporarily imprison Hitler. Next, due to their economic success, the extremist groups did not get many seats in the Reichstag, during the proportional representation period. And finally to reduce political opposition they has successfully arranged that the French and Belgians were to leave the Ruhr. To conclude I do think that the Weimar Republic dealt with the problems faced until 1928 well. It meant that Germany could once again become an international power and also it lost threats from the left and right wings. ...read more.

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