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By Bernard V. Burke

This e-book info the makes an attempt of yankee Ambassador Frederic Sackett to save lots of the Weimar Republic, in achieving German nationalist pursuits, and thwart Adolf Hitler's force to energy. Very early in his tenure in Berlin, Sackett observed Hitler and the Nazis as a major threat to the Weimar Republic and to peace in Europe. even if before everything the yank concept that misrule via incompetent and inefficient Nazis might pave the best way for a communist kingdom, in time he got here to work out Hitler because the actual risk to democracy in Germany.

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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.

The United States now became an important economic factor in European, and especially German, affairs, but without any political or military involvement. 79 American loans to Germany were the start of the economic revival of the defeated nation. They also became a third element in the cycle of war debt and reparation payments. American money eased German payment of reparations, which made it easier for Britain, France, and the other nations to pay their war debts to the United States. The key element, of course, was the American loans that supported the cycle.

I talked with him for several hours and gave him the low down on you all . . m. edition. 43 Castle to Poole, 21 December 1929, Box 1, DeWitt C. Poole Papers; see Moffatt Diary, 18 January 1930. 44 Joseph P. Cotton to Poole, 3 January 1930, and Castle to Poole, 21 December 1929, Box 1, Poole Papers. "45 Walter de Haas, chief of the American Section of the German Foreign Ministry, was just as effusive. Wiley, he wrote, was "exceedingly happy . . " In a spirited defense, Wiley contended:47 As a matter of fact, he left on extremely short notice at the request of the President.

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