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Chapter 8 - Germany's international position, 1924-28
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What was the foreign policy based on after 1919?
To revise the terms of the Treaty of Versailles
The Policy of Fulfilment
Stresemann came ups with it - Germany cooperating with Allies on issues such as reparations
Who was Gustav Stresemann?
He was Foreign Minister from 1923 to 1929 - responsible for bringing hyperinflation under control
1925 -The Locarno Pact
= Rhineland Pact and the Arbitration Treaties - The Allies met Germany in Locarno
The Rhineland Pact
- Britain and Italy promised to aid Germany
- Germany and others promised to respect the Western Frontier
The Arbitration treaties
Germany agreed that any dispute between them should be settled by a meeting
Why was the Locarno Pact a success for the Germans?
Because it meant that there could never be a repeat of the invasion of the Ruhr - the French weren't allowed to invade Germany out of spite
What did Stresemann gain after the Locarno Pact in 1925?
- Acceptance into the League of Nations
- Became a permanent member of the Council
- Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926
Relations with the USSR
- Both countries felt that an independent Poland was a threat to their security
- Both Russia and Germany were treated as outcasts
- This then led to the Treaty of Rapallo
1922 - Treaty of Rapallo
- Both countries resumed trade
- relationships were restored
- Germany was allowed to develop weapons in Russia
This angered the Allies
1926 - The Treaty of Berlin
Renewal of the treaty of Rapallo
Inter-Allied Control Commission (IMCC)
Established under The Treaty of Versailles to ensure that Germany complied with the disarmament rules
What was the extent if disarmament?
- Limited to 100,000 men in the army
- Navy was prevented from having submarines
However, as shown by the Treaty of Rapallo, Germany found ways to get around these rules - even built submarines in Spain
This ensured that Germany did not fall behind in technological developments
How did the Chief of the Amy deal with the army limit?
General von Seeckt had trained men at the ready just in case they were needed at short notice
1928 - Kellogg-Briand Pact
Germany signing this with France and USA - Kellogg was American Secretary of State and Aristide Briand was the Foreign Minister of France - was an international agreement that they would prevent using wars to deal with arguments - many other countries signed aswell - wasn't entirely effective
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