Matt Hefler Presents: On This Day November 23, 1923

On this day (November 23rd) in 1923: A coalition government with Gustav Stresemann as Chancellor collapses in Berlin with the exit of the Social Democrats. The centrist Wilhelm Marx is appointed Chancellor while Stresemann moves to Foreign Minister. In this position, Stresemann would preside over some of the most functional years of the German Weimar Republic. Stresemann is known in particular for being instrumental in the reconciliation between Germany and France, for which both he and French Prime Minister Aristide Briand were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926. Learn more about this period in this video here: