Why might some call Stresemann the most important German leader between Bismarck and Hitler?
-"his insistence on the necessity of peace in the east as well as the west was prophetic" (knew what was needed for future success)
-fought to preserve German unity, and succeeded
-enduring love of nation in his defense of German interests-peace through mutually advantageous compromise
-without him, the issue surrounding the reparations would not have been sorted out so successfully
-not hostile, but made smart decisions, looking to benefit the nation