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By Bernard V. Burke

This publication info the makes an attempt of yank 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 at the beginning the yank concept that misrule by way of incompetent and inefficient Nazis could pave the way in which for a communist nation, in time he got here to determine Hitler because the genuine possibility to democracy in Germany.

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He confided to his sister that it was "all kind of a Xmas gift. " There is a touching and very human quality in Sackett's sense of pride in accomplishment. He confessed to his sister: "I can't help wondering what mother would think of it all. "48 The new ambassador embarked upon his new career with all the enthusiasm of a youth on an adventure. Upon his arrival in the German capital, in February 1930, Sackett scored an immediate public relations success. Before he made any official contacts, he sought out the German press 45 Poole to Wiley 23 January 1930, Box 1, John Cooper Wiley Papers, Franklin D.

When he arrived in Berlin, the world he knew and loved still seemed intact, although severe disturbances in the stock market and in employment were going to require the attention of the world's leaders in government and business. Sackett's major concern was creating an establishment that would do honor to his country and properly display the wealth both he and his nation represented. The first consideration was proper quarters. 57 Sackett was engrossed with the problems of creating an exemplary establishment.

77 The Dawes Plan called for a major loan that would play an important role in American involvement with Germany. An agreement was signed at the Bank of England by American, Belgian, British, and French bankers with German financial delegates for a loan to Germany of 800 million gold marks, or $200 million. An American firm, J. P. 78 It was the first major loan of more than a hundred made to German governments at all levels and to private enterprises by American bankers from 1924 to 1931. The United States now became an important economic factor in European, and especially German, affairs, but without any political or military involvement.

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