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The Ruhr Crisis 1923-1924
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The Ruhr Crisis 1923-1924

Conan Fischer


This book analyses the post-1919 collapse in Franco–German relations, which culminated in 1923 with a Franco–Belgian occupation of Germany's heavy-industrial heartland, the Ruhr District. Germany was in technical default of reparations deliveries including coal, coke, and timber and the French Premier, Poincaré, insisted that the occupation sought to secure these assets. German opinion, however, believed that beyond the reparations France was seeking to trigger the break-up of Germany, a belief recently vindicated by leading French historians. The people of the Ruhr rallied to defend their reg ... More

Keywords: Dawes Plan, France, Germany, hyperinflation, labour relations, passive resistance, reparations, Rhineland, Ruhr District, Ruhr crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208006
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208006.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Conan Fischer, author
Professor of European History, University of Strathclyde
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