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Golden Years

Evidence against and for

The Golden Years political and economical stability and prosperity, improvements in relations to the west, and withdrawal of aggression from French and Belgians
Fiscal Easing printing off money, too much, results to drop in value
Shortage of goods higher prices
Value of mark falling 1921: 1 pound = 500 marks, 1923: 1pound = 14 tri. Marks
Hjalmar Schacht commissioner of currency, stopped issue of paper Reichmarks
Stresemann’s work abiding by ToV: fulfillment of treaty’s terms, to persuade the Allies, brief chancellorship, successfully negotiated Dawes and Young Plan
Evidence against the Golden Years: Politics stab in the back theory still haunted WR, coalitions never lasted too long, instability in the govt (6 in 4 years)
Evidence for the Golden Years: Politics extremists lost seats, Wilderness years for the anti-Weimar/extremists parties (NSDAP), no violent attempts to seize power
Evidence for the Golden Years: Foreign Policy French and german politicians both convinced that they need better relations with one another, allies with USSR, Dawes Plan and Young Plan
Evidence against the Golden Years: Foreign Policy Dawes plan still required reparations, Stresemann’s death removed as an obstacle for nationalists
Evidence for the Golden Years: Economics Dawes Plan to stabilize economy for a while, fewer strikes and higher wages for working classes
Evidence against the Golden Years: Economics workers not working, higher unemployment rates, foreign policies can be withdrawn at any time, too unstable and unreliable, food prices fall rapidly, farmers lose income, over-production faces recession
Evidence for the Golden Years: Culture cultural revival, more art and theatre,famous Bauhaus style developed, Marlene Dietrich (actress), Fritz Lang (director), clubbing=past time, continuous movement of expressionism, cultural upheaval of modernism
Evidence against the Golden Years: Culture many want to return to simple culture, Wandervogel’s reaction to wanting less decadence, criticism from Nazis, disliked new freedom in women’s fashion, women blamed it on Jewish & K influences from USSR
Created by: azra3.142