How accurate is it to suggest that the Treaty of Versailles was mainly responsible for the political and economic instability in Germany in the years 1919-23? (30marks) Firstly, I will be analysing in detail the various sources the instability underlying the Weimar Republic between 1919 and 1923 and evaluate their overall significance. I will come to a judgement about the significance of the Versailles Treaty and inform views of prominent historians. There are several events and happenings that were responsible of the political and economic instability in Germany in 1991-23 such as collapse, revolution, political extremes of left and right such as Spartacists, Kapp putsch and Munich beer hall, the Armistice, inflationary and setting up the Weimar republic. Firstly, I agree with the view that it is accurate to suggest that the Treaty of Versailles was mainly responsible for the political and economic instability in Germany in the years 1919-23 because of the treaty itself .
The Great Depression All economies experience both expansionary and recessionary periods throughout their history. However, until most recently, the one recession that has had a well-known impact around the world is “The Great Depression of 1929”. The Great Depression is a great example of how horribly the world’s economy can collapse. This recessionary period is directly correlated with the United States Stock Market Crash on October 29, 1929 which is also known as “Black Tuesday.” This recession affected industrialized countries worldwide making it become a global recession. The main misconception of The Great Depression is that it was a sudden and consistent collapse in the stock market.
To what extent was the Great Depression the main reason for Hitler’s rise to power? One of the main reasons for Hitler’s rise to power was the effects of the Great Depression of 1929. After the Wall Street crash, the U.S. called in its loans to Germany thus increasing both poverty and unemployment levels. The Weimar government did not understand how to reverse the situation so the general public became angry and lost confidence in the relatively new democratic system. During a depression, political trends become extremist and so the Nazis flourished; Hitler offered both a scapegoat and himself as a strong leader to look up to.
As our country experiences difficult economic times, extreme measures will be needed to bring us out of the current recession. We continue to move downward financial spiral resulting in job cuts, high unemployment, foreclosures, and a stress on bank loans. A change of administrations would allow our new president to create a plan thats revives the ailing economy. A cure for our failing economy can be seen in the recently passed stimulus bill. Our understanding of the recovery package requires that we define the plan, know why is needed, and look at criticisms of the bill.
He set into motion many new reforms known as the New Deal. The New Deal was a series of economic policies implemented to provide relief to millions of Americans that were stuck in a state of poverty as a result of the Great Depression. The Great Depression was the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s. The Great Depression hit many Americans hard and put them in even harder times. A contributing factor to this economic struggle was the Dust bowl.
Arguably the biggest was the Wall Street Crash in 1929 and the following unemployment that followed. This could further be seen through the weaknesses of the Weimar Republic specifically with problems of the Article 48. Hitler’s own ability as a leader should also be considered as electoral success shows. Finally other reasons could be through violence and intimidation (SA and SS) and popular policies. However it can be argued that the roots of Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor in January 1933 lie in the disaster of the Wall Street Crash of 1829 and the subsequent depression.
The world after the First World War was in an economic crisis for both the Allies and the Central Powers. The economy in Germany especially was hit hard by the treaty of Versailles. The world after the treaty of Versailles experienced the Great Depression, the rise of fascist dictators who lead the world to the brink of a Second World War. Countries fell vulnerable to militaristic dictators to get them out of their current desperate conditions. The treaty of Versailles in 1919 placed full blame on Germany.
FDR’s motive for creating the New Deal was the toll the largest stock market crash in history was having on the nation and its people. While progressivism aimed to fix the government and the New Deal aimed to fight the stock market crash, the Great Society simply aimed to eliminate poverty in the country. WE can see that the motives of each era are all difference and, while there are some comparable characteristics about the goals of the eras, they still also differ between each era. During the progressive movement, a huge effort was made to expose the corruption of the nation; this was an effort made by muckrakers, journalists who combined careful research and sensationalism to educate the public about the corruption and dishonesty about some aspects of the country. Progressive goals included changing the voting and election process, reforming how trusts and railroad regulations were handled, and standing up for the
In 1929, The Great Depression influenced the development of international relations. The greatest threat to international peace and collective security came from the social and political consequences of the Depression. The Great depression was caused by nations that were heavily affected in the war such as Germany and Britain. The great depression changed nations way of thinking, but as shown in the above paragraph Japan thought that conquering more land would fix the problem. The Great depression itself also created reasons for the outbreak of aggression in the Manchurian crisis.
Later on President Hoover passed the Hawley-Smoot Tariff of 1930 which raised duty on non-free goods to nearly 60%. This angered foreigners, reversing a promising worldwide trend toward reasonable tariffs and widening the trade gaps. It was designed to assist the farmers, but instead plunged both America and other nations deeper into the depression that already began with the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It increased international financial chaos and forced the United States into economic