1920s Government Policy Essay

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Government policies dramatically changed in the 1920s which were a consequence to the Treaty of Versailles since the period was so soon after the war and many of the policies concerned post-war aspects. The Allies have varied views and in many cases Britain is the country to be in a different position in terms of the perceived aftermath of the Treaty of Versailles. The Dawes Plan in 1924 was a policy agreed by the Allies to cut the total amount of reparations and allow Germany a realistic time frame to repay the amounts owed to them. It also proposed the removal of French troops from the Ruhr in Germany as the reparations which they were demanding payment of were no longer needed to be paid. The reparation put Germany in a very vulnerable and weak position within Europe and opened them to the feared threat of communism from Soviet Russia. As Germany were being more and more excluded from doings within Europe since they couldn’t stand on their own two feet after the war,…show more content…
It was a pact that the western frontiers/boarders were to be accepted by all countries it affected and they could not be changed by force. The pact also agreed to: demilitarise the Rhineland, return Alsace-Lorraine to France and grant entry to Germany into the League of Nations. The admittance into the League of Nations was a huge step for Germany as they were now able to elect on decisions affecting them directly – finally giving Germany the voice it should have had. The whole concept of the League of Nations was a body which would extend peace within Europe and the rest of the world and without Germany in was bitter since they were the country who the Allies wanted to keep the peace with the most. Britain saw this as unreasonable so therefore changed policy again toward agreement of the Locarno Pact and was a reaction to the original harshness of the Treaty of

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