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(B) The Phase of Relative Stabilization, 1924-9

Within a surprisingly short time after the dramatic events of 1923, Germany's internal situation began to stabilize, and she was able by degrees to break out of the diplomatic isolation of the early postwar years. This was due to a fortunate combination of circumstances at home and abroad. German politicians began to take a more realistic view of the possibilities and limitations of their country's foreign policy, and for a variety of reasons Allied statesmen gradually altered their attitude towards defeated Germany and the problems of Europe. The climate of international relations underwent a change. Not only Germany but the other European states had emerged from the immediate postwar period, which had presented a very different character as between the various states, their internal conditions and constitutional structures.