German Reparations, 1919 - 1932 A Historical Survey

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  • Copyright: 2010-05-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This book provides a historical narrative to tell the story of interwar German reparations the debates, controversies and diplomacy surrounding the issue from the 1919 Paris peace conference to the abandonment of reparations at the Lausanne Conference in 1932.

Author Biography

Leonard Gomes is a retired academic; he previously was a Reader in International Economics. Dr Gomes taught on a variety of economics courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, specialising in international economics. His main area of research lies in international economics and history of economic thought.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviationsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Reparations and the Legacy of Warp. 3
Synopsis - the reparations saga in a nutshellp. 3
Legacy of the Great Warp. 4
What really happened at Parisp. 22
The Versailles settlement and the 'German problem'p. 31
Summits on Sumsp. 47
La politique des casinosp. 47
The London Schedule of Paymentsp. 65
Significance of the figuresp. 68
Feasibility of the London Schedulep. 71
Fulfilment Crises and Allied Disunityp. 84
A fraudulent bankruptcy?p. 84
Poincaré and 'the lure of the Ruhr'p. 104
The Ruhr occupationp. 117
From Dawes to Youngp. 141
The Dawes Planp. 141
Germany under Dawes: Reparations on creditp. 157
The Young Planp. 166
The End of Reparations (and After)p. 192
Weimar's faltering economy and the slumpp. 192
Germany's banking crisis and the end of reparationsp. 203
An unresolved issue: Allied war debtsp. 212
The Nazi debt default and post-war redemptionp. 217
Appendix: Keynes, the Transfer Problem and German Reparationsp. 228
The transfer problem: The Keynes-Ohlin debatep. 228
Keynes's anti-reparations campaignp. 233
Bibliographyp. 241
Indexp. 251
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