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British Policy and the Weimar Republic, 1918–1919

Douglas Newton

Abstract

This book explores the making of British policy towards Germany in the aftermath of its defeat in the Great War. The book shows how British pressures on Germany during the formative months of the new republic were crucial in debilitating the German Revolution and the faltering Weimar democracy. It reveals the inner workings of British policy-making: the long-standing reluctance to make any commitment to German democratization; the overwhelmingly hostile response to the socialist-led German Revolution; the shunning and starvation of the new socialist government; the support for the resuscitatio ... More

Keywords: British policy, Germany, Great War, new republic, German revolution, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203148
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203148.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Newton, author
University of Western Sydney, Macarthur