This links to what happened as a result of Germany’s inability to pay these reparations, which was the occupation of the Ruhr, and the Weimar Government was unpopular because of how they responded to this issue. Germany was struggling to keep up on its reparations payments, and so, French and Belgian troops occupied Germany’s main industrial area - the Ruhr. However, the German workers refused to work, and the German people saw this as a brave act of defiance. However, this passive resistance damaged the German economy, and so, the Weimar government ended the passive resistance in the Ruhr and continued the reparations payments. The German people began to think that the government was then working against them, contributing to their unpopularity.
This links to what the German government was forced to do as result of the passive resistance in the Ruhr, which was the printing of extra money, resulting in hyperinflation. Because the German government was struggling to keep up with their payments due to the passive resistance, they simply printed more money. However, this cause the value of money to drop drastically, and even resulted in the development of a barter economy, where people would use sugar or tobacco as currency instead of money. Savings became worthless and shops had to close down because of the severe economic downturn. Those who were lucky enough to actually have jobs found that their wages could not keep up with inflation, and as a result, the Weimar government became increasingly unpopular
Overall, the Weimar government was unpopular, because they signed the Treaty of Versailles, which resulted in Germany having to submit to the war guilt clause and having to pay £6600 million, linking to what happened as a result of the Weimar government being unable to pay these reparations, which is the occupation of Ruhr. The Weimar government ended the passive resistance in the Ruhr, making them even more unpopular, which links to another reason, which occurred due to the passive resistance, which is hyperinflation