The occupation of the Ruhr:
- Germany did not keep up with it's reperation payments
- The french were determined to make the Germans pay
- French and Belgian troops marched into the Ruhr, Germany's most important industrial region, and occupied it.
- This was legal under the Treaty of Versailles
- The Germans in the Ruhr used passive resistance, which meant refusing to have anything to do with the French and, in particular, refusing to work
- Overall the problem was that Germany was now losing all that the Ruhr would normally have produced, passive resistance was making Germany even poorer
- The German government did not have enough money to pay for the costs of the passive resistance in the…