Gustav Stresemann was a loyal imperial subject, even after the World war I defeat as an MP. Then he was part of the new Weimar republic for a moderate center party. As the Versailles treaty... See full summary »
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Ulrich Gebauer ...
Hans Mittermüller ...
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Siegfried Quandt ...
Himself
Andreas Rödder ...
Himself - Uni Mainz
Michael Stürmer ...
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Heinrich August Winkler ...
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Jonathan Wright ...
Himself - University Oxford
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Gustav Stresemann was a loyal imperial subject, even after the World war I defeat as an MP. Then he was part of the new Weimar republic for a moderate center party. As the Versailles treaty conditions caused the Rhineland and, illegally, the Ruhr heartland of German industry to be (maily Franch) occupied, civil disobedience could only be organized by printing money, which fatally wrecked the Mark currency. Elections forced the true republicans to espouse his party and offer him the 'political suicide' post of dire government Reichskanzler ('imperial chancellor', i.e. PM). After the military subdued leftist and regionalist insurrections, Stresemann survived a 1923 Hitlerian coup attempt from Bavaria solely because the Nazi leader nominated a rival of the army chief as war minister. Although his new currency and compromise with the French objectively saved the day, parliament threw him out. Ironically, he would remain as foreign minster while chancellors came and went, forging a ... Written by KGF Vissers

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