Weimar Germany

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  • Weimar Germany
    • 1919 Treaty of Versailles
    • The three crises of 1923
      • occupation of the Ruhr
        • inflation
          • Printed excessamounts of money to make up for loss of incomefrom the Ruhr
            • The more that was printed the more worthless ot became
              • to make profits, prices rose, which resulted in more money being printed
                • In november 1923 $1 = 130,000 DM
                  • Germans blamed Weimar even though inflationhad been occuring since kaiser
          • The MunichPutsch
            • New currency
              • Nationalists thoughtweimargiviing up
                • Nazi launched attempted revolution
                  • easily stopped by army + police
    • Freikorps-1920
      • wanted to bring Germany back to glory + bring back Kaiser
        • Attempted to seize power in Kapp Putsch, try to take over Berlin.
          • Ebert unable to prevent Kapp and so runs away to Dresden
          • Failed, but go fairly unpunished
    • Streseman
      • Flourishing cultural era
        • George Grosz powerful political paintings
          • Pillars of society
        • Famed nightlife
        • Bauhaus style of architecture and design
        • Weimar more free expression
          • Marlene Dietrich: controversial film star
      • 1924 - Dawes Plan, USA lent 800 million marks
        • by 1928 industrial production had surpassed pre - WW1 standards
      • Foreign Policy
        • Young Plan
          • final removal french Rhineland
        • Locarno Treaties
        • 1926 Germany League of Nations
      • Politics
        • More stable
          • More even support
        • No attempted putchs after 1923
      • Problems
        • Economy
          • Precarious US loans
          • Peasant Farmers not enough Demand
        • Culture
          • cities represented moral decline
          • Wandervogel
        • Politics
          • Nazis and Communists increasing in size
          • 30% of the vote went to anti-republic parties
        • Foreign Policy
          • Nationalists thought Stresemann was accepting the treaty of Versailes
          • Communists attacked Locarno, plot against USSR
  • War Guilt Clause -Germany had to accept blame

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