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The Golden Age of the Weimar Republic

Question 1 of 8

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Gustav had been a , but he realised that something needed to be done to save Germany. The most important thing he did in 1923 was to organise the Great of moderate, -democracy parties in the Reichstag. At last, Germany had a government that could make laws! Under Stresemann's guidance, the government called off the , persuaded the French to leave the and even got the rest of the world to allow Germany to join the in 1926.

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    Stresemann
    nationalist
    Coalition
    strike
    Ruhr
    Rhineland
    Scheidemann
    socialist
    pro
    anti
    League of Nations
    Locarno Pact
    Dawes Plan

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Question 2 of 8

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Charles was the US budget director. In 1923, he was sent to Europe to sort out Germany's economy. Under his advice, the German Reichsbank was reformed and the old money was called in and burned. This ended the . Dawes also arranged the Dawes Plan with Stresemann, which gave Germany to pay reparations. Most importantly, Dawes agreed to lending Germany million gold marks, which kick-started the German economy.

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    Dawes
    Darwin
    Dodge
    hyperinflation
    depresssion
    recession
    longer
    less time
    America
    The World Bank
    800
    500

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Question 3 of 8

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Which of the following could be considered as evidence there was greater political stability after 1923?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The NSDAP disintegrated as a political party

  • Moderate political parties were able to form working coalition Governments

  • In 1928 the NSDAP only had 2.6% of the vote

  • Gustav Stresemann served in every government between 1923 and 1929

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Question 4 of 8

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Which of the following could be considered evidence that the Weimar Republic remained politically 'fragile'?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The 3 democratic parties, the SPD, DDP & Centre party could only muster 50% of the vote between them in the period 1923 - 28

  • Communist support continued throughout the period at about 10% of the electorate

  • The German people elected a nationalist President, Hindenburg in 1926

Explanation

Question 5 of 8

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Which of the following were signs that the Weimar Economy was improving?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The Dawes Plan allowed for an 800 million gold mark loan for investment into the German economy

  • reparations payments were made manageable by payments being spread over time

  • By 1928 German industrial output was the same as pre war levels

  • Unemployment stood at c 1.4 million in 1928

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Question 6 of 8

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In spite of apparent political stability, about 30% of the vote went to parties that were opposed to democracy.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

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Question 7 of 8

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Which of the following could be considered as positive developments in the Weimar Republic's foreign policy?

Select one or more of the following:

  • A commitment to re paying reparations

  • Germany's acceptance of her Western borders

  • Germany's acceptance of her Eastern borders

  • Germany's acceptance into the League of nations as a Permanent member of the council

  • Germany's involvement in international agreements such as the Locarno Treaty & The Kellogg-Briand Pact

  • Gaining further concessions over reparations from the Young plan, which included the withdrawal of French & British troops from the Rhineland

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Question 8 of 8

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In 1929, speaking to the League of Nations, Gustav Stresemann said, 'we were dancing on a volcano'. What did he mean by this phrase?

Select one of the following:

  • The German economy was on the verge a great economic 'boom'.

  • German society had become degenerate.

  • The German economy would collapse if the US loans were withdrawn.

Explanation