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How far do you agree that to what extent were Nazi policies entirely successful? 1933 - 39

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´╗┐How far do you agree that to what extent were Nazi policies entirely successful? 1933 - 39 After Hitler's rise and consolidation of power his main aims were autarky, improvements to the infrastructure of Germany, sorting out the unemployment issues all holding Hitler back from his ultimate ambition preparation for war and the conquest of Europe. However the most important cog in the wheel in any stabilising society whether its peaceful or preparing for war, is a stable and imperatively a strong economy and whether or not the Nazis policies for their economy was 'entirely successful' is debated. Hitler's economic adviser: Schact was a very clear man he employed the New Plan in 1934, the aim of this was the centralisation of the economy and the insurance that centralisation worked. This was one of the most important plans the Nazis introduced to help revitalise their Germanic economy, if it wasn't for Hitler's impatience and Goering's eager to please attitude who promised all that Hitler wanted, the New Plan would have been enacted to its full potential and all that it promised. ...read more.

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Another advantage for Hitler to appoint the Four Year Plan; which shows us as Historian an intentional mindset of Hitler and he always wanted war more than the German restoration. However The Four Year Plan favoured both the protection of agriculture and economic independence and it did what it promised; The German Air force was the largest in Europe as well as the best and most effective Armour; and dedicated scientists researching new weaponry. So this wasn't an entire failure as immediately thought as a result of the loss of the second world war. Another idea put forward and implemented by Schact was the MEFO Bills this offered a system of credit to the industrialist of resources such as steel, during a 'creditless' period for Germany this is possibly the most effective policy the Nazis introduced simply because of what it did during such a difficult time. It diverted the making of 'unnecessary' items such as pots and pan to the making of tank armour and ammunitions this led to many industrialist becoming very rich and successful, however this is a contradiction to Nazi policy of Anti Capitalism in Germany. ...read more.

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The economy at this time wasn't entirely stable and neither were the distribution of wages owners of industrial factories quickly got richer and the worker's wages dropped this Capitalist route was something the Nazis said they were against, however they were also anti communist and its rather difficult to introduce a stable balance. It clear that the Nazis thought it would be more beneficial to them to be more right wing, which they were, being as the vast majority of the public hated communism. The Nazis inability to think for the good of Germany and trying to outdo each other constantly led to the Nazis policies being occasionally irresponsible for example Goring's Four Year Plan proposition instead of Schact's New Plan. However it is clear that many of the Nazis policies had agendas for their much grander aims like the conquering of Europe. Despite the agendas the majority of the Nazis policies were quite successful the New Plan wasn't implemented to its full potential neither was the MEFO bills if they continued these policies would have been much more successful. The Nazis with their ultimate policies like Autarky were rather successful in accomplishing that, with certain schemes like Labour schemes and Centralising resources and the Economy. ...read more.

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