The Weimar Republic And Democracy Essay

822 Words Jan 27th, 2015 4 Pages
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 styles from other countries, especially America, since they were closely economically linked to them by the Dawes Plan. The same way the Weimar Republic and democracy came in was the same way they would go out: economic crisis. In the final years of the Weimar Republic, the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed. 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,…

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