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.
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.
Which of the following could be considered as evidence there was greater political stability after 1923?
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
Which of the following could be considered evidence that the Weimar Republic remained politically 'fragile'?
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
Which of the following were signs that the Weimar Economy was improving?
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
In spite of apparent political stability, about 30% of the vote went to parties that were opposed to democracy.
Which of the following could be considered as positive developments in the Weimar Republic's foreign policy?
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
In 1929, speaking to the League of Nations, Gustav Stresemann said, 'we were dancing on a volcano'. What did he mean by this phrase?
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.