The United States and the Reconstruction of Germany in the 1920s

  title={The United States and the Reconstruction of Germany in the 1920s},
  author={Frank Costigliola},
  journal={Business History Review},
  pages={477 - 502}
  • F. Costigliola
  • Published 1976
  • History, Political Science, Economics
  • Business History Review
The foreign economic policy of the United States in the aftermath of World War I was not isolationist, but selectively interventionist. With a group of very able American businessmen-diplomats in the lead, the nation pressured the French to accept the Dawes Plan, which, it was hoped, would solve the reparations problem, encourage healthy economic recovery and growth (which would embrace large sales of American capital goods to Germany), and ensure peaceful contentment in two nations that were… 
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