Weimar Republic Under Stresemann (Problems)

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Economy

  • Economic boom was precarious - USA could call in loans at any time - cause ruin.
  • Economic winners:
    • Big businesses - (steel and chemical etc.)
    • Big landowners in towns - value of land increased
    • Big industries - Weimar government was sympathetic, improved pay and conditions
  • Economic losers:
    • Peasant farmers, sections of middle class - increased production in war time, but now peace brought overproduction - mortgages to pay, not enough demand for food
    • Small shopkeepers felt threatened by large department stores (most owned

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