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Scoundrels without a fatherland: heavy industry and transnationalism in post-first world war Germany

Fischer, Conan J. (2005) Scoundrels without a fatherland: heavy industry and transnationalism in post-first world war Germany. Contemporary European History, 14 (4). pp. 441-464. ISSN 0960-7773

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Abstract

Germany's heavy industrial sector played a definitive role from 1870 onwards in the formation and subsequent shaping of the young German national polity. As such it has been identified with the aggressive, imperialistic tendencies that characterised so much of German history between 1870 and 1945. That said, industrial and national interests could diverge markedly, with heavy industry sometimes exhibiting a marked preference for transnational strategies, particularly during 1923 and 1924, when France and Belgium occupied Germany's industrial heartland - the Ruhr District. Resulting efforts to integrate the coal and metallurgical industries of France and Germany anticipated the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community after the Second World War.

Item type: Article
ID code: 4001
Keywords: World War I, Germany, industry, Ruhr District, Coal, Steel, France, Belgium, Germany, History
Subjects: History General and Old World > Germany
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > History
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    Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 16:52
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/4001

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