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Reparations & Ruhr
Why did the French invade the Ruhr?
|Fail to repay PART 1||Dec. 1922, delay for 2 more years, Fr. refused, failed to deliver 135k m of telegraph poles, Treaty allowed France to extract population if not paid in time, Ebert =negotiate concessions, workers to carry out “passive resistance"|
|Fail to repay PART 2||Fr. killed 132 workers and expelled 100,000 protesters from the region, halt in production led to collapse in german mark, prevention of violence, sealed off Ruhr, need passports to pass, French brought own workers, which increased bitterness.|
|Monthly pensions||not even a cup of coffee|
|Kaiser's govt built debt with these corporations||Thyssen, Mauser, Krupp|