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Gustav Stresemann : Weimar's greatest statesman

Author: Jonathan Wright
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gustav Stresemann was the exceptional German political figure of his time. His early death in 1929 has long been viewed as the beginning of the end for the Weimar Republic and the opening through  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie
History
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Named Person: Gustav Stresemann; Gustav Stresemann; Gustav Stresemann; Gustav Stresemann; Gustav Stresemann; Gustav Stresemann; Gustav Stresemann
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Wright
ISBN: 0198219490 9780198219491
OCLC Number: 50270130
Description: xvii, 569 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. 'The Child is a father of the Man': 1878-1901 --
2. 'A hunger for power': Business and Politics, 1901-1914 --
The Organization of Manufacturing Industry --
National Liberal Politics --
3. 'For the greater, freer Germany of the future': War, 1914-1918 --
War Aims --
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare --
Constitutional Reform --
The Crisis of July 1917 --
For Victory and Reform --
Defeat and Rejection --
4. 'We are and remain independent towards the Right and the Left': Accommodation and Opposition, October 1918-June 1920 --
Lessons of Defeat: October 1918 --
The Shock of Revolution --
A United Liberal Party? --
Opposition --
Finding the Middle Ground --
Anti-Semitism --
Independence towards the Left --
Independence towards the Right --
Preparing for Government --
Foreign Policy --
The Kapp Putsch --
The Elections of June 1920 --
5. 'The Latchkey to Power': Building a Coalition of the Centre, June 1920-December 1922 --
Stresemann's Political Strategy --
Minority Government --
A Stresemann Government? --
'Objective Opposition' --
The Assassination of Walther Rathenau --
Towards the Great Coalition --
The Making of a Republican Statesman --
6. 'All but political suicide': Ruhr Occupation and Chancellor, 1923 --
The Ruhr Occupied --
Reich Chancellor --
The Stresemann Cabinets --
The Coalition --
The Abandonment of Passive Resistance --
On the Brink of Civil War --
A Second Chance --
Poincare Victorious --
The Return of the Crown Prince --
Dancing on a Volcano --
Intervention in Saxony: The End of the Great Coalition --
'I will not give in': Reichswehr Intrigue and Hitler Putsch --
An Independent Rhineland? --
'In the open battlefield': The Defeat of the Government --
7. 'A gleam of light on the otherwise dark horizon': The Dawes Plan and the Road to Locarno, 1924-1925 --
Appointment as Foreign Minister --
Stresemann versus Adenauer --
Revision of the Treaty of Versailles --
The Dawes Plan --
The Elections of May 1924 --
'I hated all night' --
The Flight for the Dawes Plan --
The London Conference, July-August 1924 --
The Drama of Ratification --
Disillusionment with Politics? --
Membership of the League of Nations? --
Bringing the DNVP into Government --
The Proposal for a Security Pact --
The Election of Hindenburg as Reich President --
The Security Pact and the Soviet Union --
Revision of the Polish Frontier --
Conflict over the Security Pact --
Towards Locarno --
Soviet Threat of Embarrassment --
Stresemann's Goals before Locarno --
8. Locarno and the League, 1925-1926 --
The Locarno Conference --
'These donkeys': The DNVP Returns to Opposition --
The Second Luther Cabinet --
Deadlock Over Entry to the League --
The Treaty of Berlin --
Peaceful Revision --
Coalition Politics --
A Time for Optimism --
Entry into the League and Thoiry --
'A crisis of the parliamentary system' --
Stresemann and Secret Rearmament --
'Responsible realpolitik' --
9. Peaceful Revision in the Balance, 1927-1928 --
Coalition with the DNVP --
The Priority of Peace --
The Consequences for Peaceful Revision --
The Politics of Foreign Policy --
The Receding Prospect of Frontier Revision --
Evacuation of the Rhineland and Revision of the Dawes Plan --
The Kellogg-Briand Pact --
The Formation of the Great Coalition --
'The tyranny of the Reichstag party' --
Foreign Minister of the Great Coalition --
10. 1929: Stresemann or Hugenberg? --
The Committee of Experts --
The DVP and the Great Coalition --
The Political System in Crisis: Reflections and Plans --
The Young Plan --
Protection of Minorities and Frontier Revision --
A Franco-German Alliance? --
The Hague Conference --
Towards European Union? --
Preparing for Hugenberg and Hitler --
11. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jonathan Wright.
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