Rheinlandbesetzung und Ruhrkampf, 1919-1925

Rheinlandbesetzung und Ruhrkampf, 1919-1925

Occupation of the Rhineland and Ruhr Combat, 1919-1925

For the German people, the occupation of the Rhineland and later the Ruhr area meant a shameful presence of foreign troops in their own country and thus a severe blow to the sovereignty of the republic. The occupation of the Ruhr area, against which the Reich government organises the so-called "Ruhr struggle" against the rebellion and the occupation of the Ruhr, becomes a conflict that the state, struggling economically with the consequences of the war, cannot win.