- Germany was struggling with reparations in 1923, so France 'helped themselves'.
- This crippled Germany and her economy-most of their mining industry was based there. However, it did little good for the French.
- German workers:
- -refused to cooperate and work for the French.
- -carried out strikes and riots.
- -Killed some French workers when France brought their own workers in.
- German Government:
- -agreed with the protestors.
- -arranged a huge protest.
- -encouraged strikes.
- -gave money to strikers to help them.
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- Hatred grew for the weakened government and for the French.
- Workers of both countries were killed.
- Soldiers and the public killed a few people.
- When there were strikes, production was halted and the French Occupation was made useless.
- It also led to hyperinflation, because the occupation crippled Germany and the government had to print more paper money.
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