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Why, and with success, did Weimar Germany adopt a policy of fulfillment in foreign affairs?

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History Page 300 para3 Why, and with success, did Weimar Germany adopt a policy of fulfillment in foreign affairs? At first, successive German governments wanted * To remedy the dangerous diplomatic isolation that resulted from defeat, and * To restore the degree of national independence of Germany lost to the allies This was done using a simple tactic called sullen obstruction in which: * The war guilt clause in the treaty was never really enforced effectively * The disbanding of paramilitary organizations was slow and unreliable * The clauses relating to disarmament were implemented only under constant allied supervision These policies, however, didn't really work for a long time. ...read more.

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freedom of political action * Stresemann signed the Locarno pact in 1925 in which: * Germany's western borders were guaranteed, and * Germany was accepted in the League of Nations * The Dawes plan and the Young plan are other examples where the policy of fulfillment was a success * They reduced Germany's total reparations debt, and gained foreign recognition of its difficulties in paying it off at all * In the following years, Germany had a lot of other success in the policy of fulfillment: * In January 1926, the British withdrew their forces from Cologne * In January 1927, the inter-allied control commission withdrew their forces from Germany * In August 1929, the French withdrew their troops from Germany * In June 1931, ...read more.

Conclusion

had no proper control of education * The republic had not developed a system of parliamentary parties strong enough to give stability to its democracy * The main coalition parties - Social Democrats and Center party remained divided on many points * The basis of the German economy was unsound * More than a third of all capital invested in Germany came from foreign loans * Between 1924 and 1929, imports were always greater than exports * Germany had a total deficit of about 1.3billion Reichsmarks Even though the Weimar republic was progressing and was achieving some signs of permanency, normality was never quite achieved. 1 Policy of Fulfilment 2 A legally authorised delay in the performance of a legal duty or obligation 3 People who act with extreme or fanatical enthusiasm, esp. in following a political ideal ?? ?? ?? ?? Ponmuhil Ravichandran ...read more.

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