Ruhr Crisis Essay

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Ruhr Crisis Essay What were the causes and the consequences of the Ruhr Crisis in Germany? The reparations to be made by Germany, Hyperinflation, what the actual Ruhr Crisis was, the French departure, Dawes Plan and the Locarno treaties and the League of Nations. After WW1 and The Treaty Of Versailles the Germans were forced to pay a total of £6.6 Billion in reparations. This caused a lot of trouble for Germany, as they did not have that kind of money available to pay out after spending so much on military expenses during WW1. Subsequently this caused the Ruhr Crisis, as the Germans were unable to pay the reparations on time so the French decided to invade Ruhr, as it was a major coal-mine of Germany providing a lot of their economy at the time. Hyperinflation in Germany made it impossible for them to pay reparations, this is where the currency is inflated at a very high rate and in order to try combat this the Germans printed more and more money, this however did not help the hyperinflation and actually made it worse. This made the French angry so they decided to invade the Ruhr to take their coal as to pay for the money needed from the late reparation payments. The Ruhr Crisis was during the mid 1920s when Germany was unable to pay their reparations on time and therefore France invaded the Ruhr, which was the biggest coal-mine in Germany at the time. The French thought that the German workers would work for them. They did not and they formed a ‘Passive Resistance.’ The Germans were still paying them yet they did not have to do any work in the mines. The Ruhr is located in an urban area in the Northern regions of the Rhineland, Germany. Some of the consequences of the Ruhr Crisis were the Dawes Plan and the Locarno Treaties. The Dawes Plan was created to try solve the problem that the2013-03-12T11:55:19<!--EndFragment--> Germans had with
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