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This ebook information the makes an attempt of yankee Ambassador Frederic Sackett to avoid wasting the Weimar Republic, in achieving German nationalist ambitions, and thwart Adolf Hitler's force to energy. Very early in his tenure in Berlin, Sackett observed Hitler and the Nazis as a significant chance to the Weimar Republic and to peace in Europe. even supposing at the beginning the yank proposal that misrule via incompetent and inefficient Nazis may pave the best way for a communist country, in time he got here to work out Hitler because the actual chance to democracy in Germany.

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Congressman Robsion, an astute politician and skilled organizer, had been the Kentucky campaign manager for Hoover when he carried the state in 1928. Robsion certainly could count on Hoover's favor, but he now saw another Hoover favorite, Sackett, as almost certain to go down to defeat. Robsion already was wary of Sackett as a spokesman for urban Louisville. 33 More than that, Sackett, who owned several coal mining operations in Harlan and Bell counties in the southeastern corner of the state, was seen as particularly vulnerable in that Republican stronghold.

The coal industry was hard-hit by depression and Robsion believed the party could expect to lose votes in the eastern mountain region. That was Robsion's stronghold, and Sackett, a mine owner, would find it difficult to win miner's votes. The Foreign Affairs - Diplomats, Schurman, J. , HHPL. m. m. edition. 32 Glenn Finch, "The Election of United States Senators in Kentucky: The Cooper Period," 173; a fuller account of the political imbroglio is in Burke, "Senator and Diplomat," 196-203. 33 Louisville Courier-Journal, 3 January 1930.

He would work toward the defeat of the Young Plan and would continue to wage a vigorous propaganda war against the republic, but he must be allowed full independence in his campaign. Hugenberg gave in to Hitler's all-or-nothing stance, offering the Nazis full financial support from the committee formed to defeat the Young Plan. Hitler now had what he needed to take advantage of the depression that was developing, and of the political crisis the depression had helped spawn. For the first time he had the money, the media attention, and the access to important people he had lacked for so long.

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