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Problems solved by 1928

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After the war, Germany was in a very bad situation, with the treaty of Versailles imposing crippiling reperations, which led to France invading the Ruhr land as the Reperations had not been paid in 1922, causing the country to go on strike which meant there was no more money, so the government tried to produce more money, which lead to hyperinflation, making all savings worthless. Once the G the political system a mess after the Kaiser had been abdicated and Germany were very unpopular amongst the world. The Weimar republic had solved the problem very well, but there were still flaws to their solutions. In terms of economy, since Stresemann had become chancellor, the economy had improved drastically. He called off the passive resistance in the Ruhr as well as this, he got all the worthless marks and burned them, replacing them with a new currency called the Rentenmark. He negotiated to receive American loans under the Dawes plan, which meant that America would loan Germany 800 billion, on top of all this he renegotiated reparation payments. ...read more.


In 1924, Germanys relations with other countries had improved significantly. Gustav Stresemann, sought to end Germany's international isolation. In November 1923 the German government called off the non-violent resistance in the French-occupied Rhineland. The Dawes Plan of 1924 reorganized reparations payments, somewhat relieving the financial burden on Germany. This resulted in the USA lending Germany large sums of money, which would have brought the countries closer together and showed some sign of support. Germany had made a huge effort before 1924 to become closer with other countries under Stresemann. There is evidence for this for In 1925 Germany and France signed the Treaty of Locarno. In this treaty, Germany recognized its new borders in the west, thus accepting that Alsace-Lorraine was French. The French agreed to withdraw the forces occupying the Ruhrgebiet and Rhineland step by step (1925-1930). The French evacuated the city of Cologne in 1926. In 1926, Germany and the USSR signed a Pact of Friendship. Germany was admitted to the League of Nations. ...read more.


In Germany, there were also a lot of Nationalists who attacked Stresmann for joing the Leauge of Nations and for signing the Locorno Pact seeing it as an acceptance to the treaty of Versailles. Stressmann for all his support, mainly from big businessman, was not that popular amongst the middle class or farmers who had lost there jobs (as they had overproduced during the war, and therefore when it was peaceful found them self with too much produce, and therefore did not have the money to pay their mortgages on their farms, for there was not enough demand on their produce), small business owners had to go out of busniess as well as bigger shops were being built. These people were not happy with the Weimar campaign Overall, the Weimar republic had overcome the majority of its problems, it was still not fully recovered. The Weimar Government, had helped Germany out of a dark time and was fully responsible fore the success they were beginning to experience. Benji Gourgey Weimar Republic solved problems 17/10/2008 ...read more.

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