Gustav Stresemann

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  • Gustav Stresemann
    • In August 1925 he became chancellor of germany.
    • He faced loads of problems that most German people thought noone could solve.
    • For the next 5 years, he was chancellor then Foreign minister tried to solve the problems.
      • He was one of Germanys greatest leaders.
    • The period between 1924 and 1929 was called the Golden Twenties.
      • Stresemann died just before the Wall Street Crash in 1929.
    • He introduced new currency called the rentenmark- inflation was in control.
    • Persuaded the French to leave the Ruhr, but was 'giving in' to France.
    • Improved Germanys relationship with other countries.
      • The Locarno Pact- promised not to invade each other.
    • Germany continued to pay reparations.
      • Hoping the Allies would lower the payments in the future.
      • Result- The Dawes Plan in 1924- more time to pay of debts.
      • 1929- The Young Plan- lowered reparations.
    • Rebuild the economy- he organised big loans from USA.
      • The government inproved schools, hospitals, roads and housing.
        • But wages did not rise for everyone- farmers were still poor.

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