By Bernard V. Burke
This booklet info the makes an attempt of yankee Ambassador Frederic Sackett to avoid wasting the Weimar Republic, in attaining German nationalist ambitions, and thwart Adolf Hitler's force to strength. Very early in his tenure in Berlin, Sackett observed Hitler and the Nazis as a significant probability to the Weimar Republic and to peace in Europe. even though initially the yank inspiration that misrule by means of incompetent and inefficient Nazis may pave the way in which for a communist kingdom, in time he got here to work out Hitler because the genuine chance to democracy in Germany.
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They were equally certain that Germany would be willing to pay a reasonable amount of reparations. Secretary Hughes was persuaded that worldwide depression threatened unless something was done. He believed that a committee of independent financial experts could deal with the problem and thus avoid any American political entanglements. First, the French had to be convinced of the need to act, and the surest way to get French approval and German compliance was through a study, by a committee of experts, of Germany's capacity to pay.
Government would not be directly involved. There is an indistinct border between international finance and foreign policy. " Experts outside government were considered to be disinterested and in closer touch with the wishes of the people than government functionaries. Private citizens would take part in the investigation, but the United States would not incur any official responsibility. Nor would the government be party to any reciprocal debt agreements; above all, there should be no connection whatever between war debts owed to the United States and reparations due the Entente Allies.
M. edition. 52 New York Times, 6 February 1930. 53 Castle Diary, 12 July 1929. 54 Julius Curtius, Sechs Jahre Minister der deutschen Republik, 154. 55 New York Times, 13 February 1930. 56 But that was yet to come. The new ambassador had more exciting immediate prospects. He approached his mission with verve and enthusiasm. When he arrived in Berlin, the world he knew and loved still seemed intact, although severe disturbances in the stock market and in employment were going to require the attention of the world's leaders in government and business.
Ambassador Frederic Sackett and the Collapse of the Weimar Republic, 1930-1933 by Bernard V. Burke