In 1929, the USA had suffered from a Great Depression. People lost their money, businesses went bankrupt leading to a soar in unemployment numbers and homes were lost resulting in the rapid increase in slums. After the First World War, Germany begun to borrow money from the USA to help their country recover. Due to the Depression having a big effect on the USA's economy, Germany was no longer supplied with the money they needed to recover. In 1933, Hitler became Chancellor of Germany.
...read more. Middle The President of the Weimar Republic had potential to become a military dictator. This was a political problem for the Weimar Republic because the President could ignore the Chancellor and the Reichstag. Another reason why the Weimar Republic started so badly was that there were economic problems. The Communists disliked the new republic because not much would change.
The treaty added to Germany losing six million inhabitants and essential resources that contributed to their exports and in turn the economy. The Weimar Republic was blamed for these outcomes by other political parties and the German people. The treaty ensured that Germany would become a republic which the German people were not ready for; this only pushed them to follow Hitler and the Nazi party. Germany also had no experience of a genuine
Rachel Kay How accurate is it to say Frederick William IV was responsible for the failure of the Frankfurt Parliament? The Frankfurt Parliament was established to create freedom of press, German citizenship for all, fair taxation, equality of political rights and to create a unified Germany. However, countries like Austria greatly opposed it. Frederick William IV could be seen as responsible for the failure of the Frankfurt Parliament because he refused to accept any form of leadership and made it clear he distrusted the ‘gentlemen of Frankfurt’. However, many other factors played a role in the demise of the Parliament such as the fact that they were ill-organised, the lack of popular support and their inability to enforce decisions.
This made the new Weimar government, who signed the treaty, extremely unpopular and there was a lot of opposition to the government. Deep anger about the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles created an underlying bitterness to which Hitler's viciousness and expansionism appealed, so they gave him support. Hitler promised to get rid of the Treaty. These examples show how the Germans turned to Hitler because they needed a new leader to restore its former glory. After the Stock Market Crash in the United States, much of Europe was suffering an economic depression just as the United States.
There was a huge uproar in Germany and the Weimar government called on workers to passively resist the French. The German people did this by going on a strike and refusing to co-operate with the French, this was a double blow for Germany as they were loosing both possessions from the Rhur but it was now also loosing all that the Rhur would have produced therefore making Germany even poorer. During this period of time over 100 German workers died due to these demonstrations. 1923 was also a difficult year for the Weimar Republic because of hyperinflation. Hyperinflation happened because Germany owed so much money due to reparations of the war, it simply thought that it would just be able to print more money, but when a government prints money that it does not have the value of money decreases and prices go up.
Democratic Wilson want major role – Versailles 14 points League of Nations – Collective Security Paris Peace conference 1919 2. USA didn’t like that, most Americans went to USA to escape Europeans and their stupidities a. Blank cheque on future US lives + money e.g. Franks + Brits didn’t like their Imperialism. Didn’t want to support this in any way b. Worried about losing Congress if he signs League of Nations, needs control.
This way, the Government would not have to pay out compensation to the strikers. This was probably the most important factor in causing the hyperinflation crisis. There were two options open to Weimar after the war, to curtail spending and increase taxes, or to go the route that they took, which led to the inflation. It is possible that the Weimar Government preferred the inflation route as it appeared to confirm what they had been saying to the Allies – that there economy was unstable, and therefore they were unable to pay the reparations. With the benefit of hindsight, this seems even more likely as when Stresemann came into power, he managed to sort out the hyperinflation problem extremely quickly and therefore, the Weimar Government could have done the same.
John Hughes and Benjamin Franklin came up with the Stamp Act which many people did not like. (DOC G) John Hughes was beggining to run the government down into nothing. Which would cause more taxes for the Americans and whatnot. The Americans would really begin to not like John Hughes and want to separate from Britian even more. So these were some of the reasons tt the American colones separated from the British.
Hindenburg did not want hitler in any role in the government. He said it would be a mistake to give him power. However when the Nazis won the most seats in 1933 he had to make him chancellor, something he did not want to do. The Reichstag fire was another turning point. Hitler using it to take out the only other opposition, the communists.