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Walther Rathenau and the Weimar Republic

The Politics of Reparations

David Felix

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Originally published in 1971. Walther Rathenau and the Weimar Republic examines reparations in Germany following the First World War. Financial reparation was the most difficult and dangerous of the conditions imposed upon Germany by the Versailles Treaty. The amount of reparations - three times the country's annual income - was beyond Germany's capacity to pay. The United States, by insisting on the payment of Allied war debts, forced the Allies in turn to insist on reparations. Postwar polemics concentrated on German aggression and war crimes, but the real issue was the damage done to theā€¦

Originally published in 1971. Walther Rathenau and the Weimar Republic examines reparations in Germany following the First World War. Financial reparation was the most difficult and dangerous of the conditions imposed upon Germany by the Versailles Treaty. The amount of reparations - three times the country's annual income - was beyond Germany's capacity to pay. The United States, by insisting on the payment of Allied war debts, forced the Allies in turn to insist on reparations. Postwar polemics concentrated on German aggression and war crimes, but the real issue was the damage done to the world's economic mechanism. In the end all nations suffered, including the United States.

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226
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9781421435510
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
A Reparation Chronology
Introduction. The Background of Reparations
Chapter 1. To Fulfill: The Reparation Issue Crystallizes
Chapter 2. The Economics of Reparations
Chapter 3

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
A Reparation Chronology
Introduction. The Background of Reparations
Chapter 1. To Fulfill: The Reparation Issue Crystallizes
Chapter 2. The Economics of Reparations
Chapter 3. The Minister of Reconstruction
Chapter 4. Reparations: Germany and France
Chapter 5. Germany: The Politics of Reparations
Chapter 6. Reparations: Germany and Great Britain
Chapter 7. The Anti-Conference
Chapter 8. Dealing with the Reparation Commission
Chapter 9. Tendency to Acts of Violence
Chapter 10. Conclusions to the Logic of Reparations and Fulfillment
Bibliography
Index

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David Felix

David Felix was a Professor at the City University of New York.