The Occupation of the Ruhr Region
The Occupation of the Ruhr was a period of economic and political tension between Germany and France and Belgium that took place from January 11, 1923, to August 25, 1925. It occurred when French and Belgian troops occupied the Ruhr region in Germany to enforce the payment of reparations outlined in the Treaty of Versailles following World War I. The occupation led to a passive resistance campaign by the German people and had significant consequences for the German economy and international relations.
The Occupation of the Ruhr from 1923 to 1925 was a period of tension between Germany, France, and Belgium as French and Belgian troops occupied the German region to enforce reparations payments. The German people responded with passive resistance, leading to economic collapse and hyperinflation. The Dawes Plan partially resolved the crisis, and the occupation ended in 1925. The period significantly impacted German society, politics, and culture, contributing to the rise of extremism in the country.