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What did Stresemann do? Golden Era of Weimar. 1924-29 Period of Stability after the problems of the early Weimar Republic 1924-29 Period of Stability.

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1 What did Stresemann do? Golden Era of Weimar

2 Period of Stability after the problems of the early Weimar Republic Period of Stability after the problems of the early Weimar Republic

3 Introduction of the new Rentenmark Introduction of the new Rentenmark What did this do? What did this do? I. Halted the extreme hyperinflation which was crippling the economy II. Stresemann refused to print more and more money III. Resorted confidence in the economy

4 Dawes Plan 1924 Dawes Plan 1924 Agreement between American Banks and the German Government. Agreement between American Banks and the German Government. Reparations set at 132,000 Million Marks Reparations set at 132,000 Million Marks What did this do? What did this do? Gave Germany money to help with Reparation payments Gave Germany money to help with Reparation payments Reparation payments were spread out Reparation payments were spread out

5 Foreign Achievements Evacuation of the Ruhr 1925 Evacuation of the Ruhr 1925 Joined the League of Nations 1925 Joined the League of Nations 1925 Locarno Pact 1925 Locarno Pact 1925 Accepted Germany’s Western borders. Accepted Germany’s Western borders. Signed with Britain, France, Belgium and Italy Signed with Britain, France, Belgium and Italy Kellogg-Briand Pact 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact 1928 Signed by over 60 countries outlaws war. Signed by over 60 countries outlaws war.

6 Young Plan 1929 The total sum of reparation to be paid was reduced to 37,000 million marks. The total sum of reparation to be paid was reduced to 37,000 million marks. Annual payments, lower than under the Dawes Plan, were to be made over 58 years. Annual payments, lower than under the Dawes Plan, were to be made over 58 years. What also happened in 1929? What also happened in 1929?

7 Life in Germany during this Period 1920s saw a massive cultural revival 1920s saw a massive cultural revival Cabaret Shows Cabaret Shows

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9 German Beauty Contest 1925

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11 Cafes and Bars Cafes and Bars

12 Women were Americanised, wearing makeup, short hair, smoking and breaking out of tradition Women were Americanised, wearing makeup, short hair, smoking and breaking out of tradition

13 Golden Era This progress was funded by overseas loans, increasing the nation's debts, while overall trade decreased and unemployment rose. Stresemann's reforms did not relieve the underlying weaknesses of Weimar but gave the appearance of a stable democracy. This progress was funded by overseas loans, increasing the nation's debts, while overall trade decreased and unemployment rose. Stresemann's reforms did not relieve the underlying weaknesses of Weimar but gave the appearance of a stable democracy. In 1929, Stresemann's death marked the end of the "Golden Era" of the Weimar Republic. He died at the age of 51, four years after receiving the 1926 Nobel Peace Prize. In 1929, Stresemann's death marked the end of the "Golden Era" of the Weimar Republic. He died at the age of 51, four years after receiving the 1926 Nobel Peace Prize.


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