Hague Conference

The Hague Conference of August 1929 met to discuss the 'Young Plan', which was ratified in the spring of 1930. The Young Plan, created by U.S. big-business lawyer Owen D. Young (1874-1962), was the second of two arrangements for supervising Germany's war reparations payments by a commission set up under the Versailles treaty.

The predecesor to the Young Plan was the Dawes Plan, created by U.S. banker and politician Charles G. Dawes (186?-1951). The Young Plan was superseded in 1931, when US president Hoover postponed German war reperation payments.


Hague Congress

Congress of the International Working Men's Association, took place between September 2 and 7, 1872. It was attended by 65 delegates from 15 national organisations, including Marx and Engels who directed the work of the Congress. The Congress witnessed the culmination of the struggle which Marx, Engels and their followers had waged for many years against all kinds of sectarianism in the working-class movement. The anarchists were denounced and their leaders were expelled from the International. The decisions of the Hague Congress paved the way for the foundation of independent political parties of the working class in various countries.


Halle Party Congress

German Social-Democratic Workers' Party Congress meeting in Halle between October 12 and 18, 1890. The Congress adopted a decision to draft a new programme and publish it three months before the next Party congress in Erfurt in order to discuss it first among local party organisations and the press.