Kellogg Briand Pact Essay

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used this cultural renaissance as an outlet where they could rise up out of the ashes of World War I and regain some of their pride in their country. A man stated, “Life seemed more free, more modern, more exciting than in any place I have ever been. Everywhere there was accent on youth. One sat up with young people all night in the pavement cafes, the plush bars, on a Rhineland streamer, or in a smoke-filled artist’s studio and talked endlessly about life.” It was clear that Germany was moving forward and their morale was higher than it had been in a while. On the other hand, there were still some Germans who saw these new trends as a threat to civilization. They felt that Germany was betraying her traditional values by adopting popular …show more content…
In 1928, sixty-two countries signed the pact that outlawed wars and prohibited the use of war as a tool in national policy. By signing this pact, all these countries agreed that irrespective of what the origin or nature of conflict, the sides involved had to come to a settlement by peaceful means-and not a war. Historians would later challenge the effectiveness of the pact because of its short-lived success. Also, the Young Plan, formulated in 1929, was an attempt by former wartime allies to support the Weimar Republic. The reparations payments continued to be a hindrance for the Germans even through the Golden Era. A Reparations Committee was formed and they made a generous plan to attempt to support Germany through her financial pain. The Young Plan further reduced reparations by 67% and created a yearly payment plan. America desired to see the Weimar Republic develop into an economic entity, become a valuable trading partner, and if Weimar saw the benefits of capitalism, they would turn their backs on the communistic ideology. Once again, everything looked good on paper, but soon after the plan was presented the Wall Street Crash occurred, leaving Germany in economic crisis. Inflation and unemployment was

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