he Reparation payments were essentially the economic burdens that were placed on Germany in the treaty of Versailles by the victor nations.
League of Nations
In 1919 after the end of the First World War the victors of the war held a meeting to determine the fate of the central powers. At this conference there were representatives from more than 32 countries. This assembly of allied powers featured the “Big Four” which were the USA, Britain, France, and Italy. This conference of nations was held in Paris and was called The Paris Peace conference. At this meeting the League of Nations was established.
Washington Treaties/Naval Conferences
1921 - 1922
The Washington treaties (also known as the Washington naval treaties) were held in Washington D.C. from November 1921 to February 1922. They were a meeting between the United States, Japan, France, Italy, Belgium, China, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
Treaty of Rapallo
This treaty reestablished relations between the two nations. They claimed to cancel all financial claims against each other, the treaty strengthened their economic and military ties.
1922 - 1943
Mussolini, the leader of Italy from 1922-1943, was the founder of Fascism.
Charles Dawes headed a project to make germany pay the reparations . Germany had stopped paying the reparations as they defaulted on a payment in january 1293.
French Occupation of Ruhr
In January 1923, French and Belgian troops marched into and occupied Germany’s industrial Ruhr region
A conference held at locarno,switzerland attended by Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, and poland. The conference was to agree on a treaty of mutual guarantee between Germany, belgium, France, Great Britain and Italy.
This agreement was signed on August 27,1928 in Paris, it was to try and stop another World War. As it condemned “recourse to war for the solution of international controversies.”
The young plan was a second renegotiation of Germany’s reparation payments.
1929 - 1940
1929 - 1941
The Great Depression was essentially the worst global economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world