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Gustav Stresmann.

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Gustav Stresmann Gustav Stresemann was born on the 10th of May 1878 in Berlin as a son of a small entrepreneur. He enjoyed a Protestant-liberal education. He began to be active as a school pupil already interested in journalism. In 1900 he finished his study of economics with his university graduation. Three years later Stresemann married K�te CloverField. Between 1902 and 1918 Stresemann worked as a government official of the association of Saxon industrialists. He began his political career first in the national-socialalist association then Frederick Naumanns convinced him to join the national Liberal party and the Alldeutschen association. In 1917 he was nominated as the party leader of the national Liberal party in the Reichstag. ...read more.


Directly after the war and November revolution of 1918 he was involved in the establishment of the German people's party (DVP) where he was president intill his death. His main interest was in foreign affairs and he was in favour of a realistic foreign policy after the defeat of the First World War Steersman's conversions to the realpolitik resulted in his acknowledgement of the democratic parliamentarians of the republic. Under his presidency the originally anti-democratic DVP developed itself into a government-carrying party of the Weimar republic. On the 13th of August 1923 Stresemann was nominated to the Chancellor of the Reich and Minister of Foreign Affairs of a big coalition from DVP, SPD, centre and DDP. ...read more.


However, while the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the first German democracy represented European balance policy he retained the aim of the recovery of the German major power positions. The most important parts of Stresemanns works were the foreign policy of the 1924 conclusion of the Dawes plans for the reparation payment regulation, the 1925 contracts of Locarno, the 1926 admission of Germany in the League of Nations and the Berlin contract as well as in 1929 the preparations of the Young plans for the regulation of the reparation payment performances in the first Hague conference. For their communication policy Stresemann and his French colleague (Aristide Briand) got the Nobel peace prize in 1926. Gustav Stresemann died on the 3rd of October 1929 in Berlin. ...read more.

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