Economics, Politics and Labor Protest in the German Inflation: the Tax Strikes of 1920 in the Chemical Industry

  title={Economics, Politics and Labor Protest in the German Inflation: the Tax Strikes of 1920 in the Chemical Industry},
  author={Craig D. Patton},
  journal={Central European History},
  pages={61 - 91}
  • C. Patton
  • Published 1 March 1996
  • History, Economics
  • Central European History
In March 1920 the German Reichstag passed legislation which fundamentally altered the country's tax system. The tax package, known as the Erzberger taxreform after its chief architect, Finance Minister Matthias Erzberger of the Center Party, soughtto stabilize the chaotic financial affairs of the young Weimar Republic. Not unexpectedly, the effort provoked intense opposition from many segments of the population. Resistance to the tax plan was particularly strong among the working class, and… 



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