Stresemann's Foreign Policy

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What shaped Stresemann's foreign policy?
Deep understanding of the domestic and international situations
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What were Stresemann's main aims?
To free Germany from the limitations of Versailles and to restore his country to the status of a great power
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What were Stresemann's main objectives?
To build a Franco-German friendships as essential to solve outstanding problems, to earn the goodwill and co-operation of USA to attract investment, to maintain the Rapallo Treaty-based friendship with USSR, to encourage co-operation and peace
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When was the US-back Dawes Plan accepted by the German government?
April 1924
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What were the strengths of the Dawes Plan?
Germany's economic problems received international recognition, Germany gained credit for the economy, the French promised to evacuate the Ruhr in 1925
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How were the monthly instalments of reparations for the first five years calculated?
According to Germany's capacity to pay
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When was the Locarno treaties signed?
December 1925
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What were the main points of the Locarno pact?
A mutual guarantee agreement confirming Germany's western borders, the demilitarisation of the Rhineland became permanent, arbitration treaties between Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia were agreed to settle disputes peacefully
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Why was the Locarno Pact so significant?
Germany was freed from isolation by the Allies and was treated as an equal partner, France's freedom of action was limited as the annexation of the Rhineland was no longer possible, a solid basis for understanding with France was createdatlittle cost
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When was Germany invited to join the League of Nations?
1926
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What did the Kellog-Briand Pact, signed in 1928, outlaw?
'War as an instrument of national policy'
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What was the Young Plan a result of?
In 1929, the Allies agreed to evacuate the Rhineland early, in return for a final settlement of the reparations issue
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What did the Young Plan do?
Further revised the scheme of payments, Germany agreed to pay reparations until 1988
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Under the Young Plan what was the total sum of reparations paid reduced to?
£1850 million, one-quarter of the 1921 figure
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Why was the Treaty of Berlin signed in April 1926?
In order to continue the basis of a good Russo-German relationship
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What were the successes of the Treaty of Berlin?
Strategic fears on Germany's Eastern Front were reduced, the possibility of a large commercial market and increased military co-operation was opened up, more pressure was put on Poland to make frontier changes
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Stresemann's policies failed in the sense that...
... they did not generate real domestic support for the Republic, the silent majority were not won over by the policy of conciliation
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