Chapter Three: A Republic in Crisis
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A Republic in Crisis
What do millions of fallen soldiers mean to us today? In the time of hyperinflation, we had to calculate the value of currency in trillions. Millions upon millions have lost their last emergency pennies. Millions upon millions are without work and bread. Millions have to be expended just to ameliorate the worst of the emergency conditions. And, year after year, we have paid billions upon billions of Reichsmarks as tribute to foreign powers.
—ACADEMIA, NOVEMBER 15, 19321
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