|Institution:||University of Birmingham|
|Department:||Faculty of Commerce|
|Keywords:||D204 Modern History; D901 Europe (General); HF Commerce|
|Full text PDF:||http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/5688/|
The Great War changed completely the map of Central Europe. New states were called into being, whose first decade of existence was the period of some of the greatest problems that ever confronted Europe. The Great War dislocated the normal equilibrium of production and consumption, cutting down production and increasing production, thus disorganising industrial life as a whole. The post-war financial experiments of Central Europe which followed were unparalleled in the annals of economic history. Increasing expenditure, unbalanced budgets, and adverse balance of trade, characterise the post-war period. To study the experiments of some of the succession states in the field of 'Economic Nationalism' and to analyse the results achieved, together with the League of Nations action in these matters is the main purpose of this thesis.