The year of the three crises- The Munich Putsch, Inflation and The occupation of the Ruhr

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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


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