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Economic Miracle- Who lost out and who benefited? Adolf Hitler became leader of the Nazi Party in 1921; throughout the passing years he made various attempts

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Economic Miracle- Who lost out and who benefited? Adolf Hitler became leader of the Nazi Party in 1921; throughout the passing years he made various attempts to overthrow the Government. He became Chancellor in 1933 and his main aims included tackling depression and restoring full employment in Germany. Another key ambition Hitler had was to prepare Germany for a next possible war. Hitler took position as Chancellor in Germany in 1933, just after the Great Depression between 1929, when the Wall Street Crash hit America's stock market, until 1932. Therefore he took over at a time when Germany looked economically weak, bitter and still blaming America and Europe for their financial problems. The reparations system had faltered due to the Wall Street Crash and America could no longer provide the loans. Hitler knew he was under a lot of pressure to make successful changes within Germany, although he also knew German people were in a vulnerable position and in search of an answer to their problems; to gain support Hitler had to tell them what they wanted to hear. ...read more.


Married women also partly lost out due to the repercussions of Hitler's changes. The wife of the couple was required to give up her job, which would reduce her independence as she relies on her husband for a regular income. On the other hand, it can be said that some married women benefited from Hitler as tax concessions and welfare payments were given to fertile families and a quarter of the loan was cancelled for every baby born but this would only be an advantage if you were fertile and could conceive children. One of Hitler's interests was in grooming the German youth in to dedicated army men and Aryan producers for the future. The Nazis formed their own Youth Service in 1926, prior to Hitler's succession. The end of 1933 brought youth movements under government control. It was positive for the Nazi's but also for teenagers who benefited because it gave them independence and the opportunity to break away from the authority of their parents, school and even the church. ...read more.


The German Labour front (DAF), led by Robert Ley had replaced German free trade unions. Nevertheless, Hjalmer Schacht had made a series of bilateral trade agreements, especially with Balkan states, which supplied much of Germany's strategic raw material imports. So it can be said that Germany's trade unions both lost out and benefited under Hitler's power. Between Nazi members' Ley and Schacht, a plan was devised to eliminate the need to use scarce foreign currency and to strengthen their economical influence with the Balkan states. To conclude, during the years of Hitler's rule and his actions taken to combat economical issues, it can be said people were affected in different ways. Some groups of people were negatively targeted, such as the Jews, while others both benefited and lost out in different ways. For example, agricultural workers gained from the unemployment levels falling however were neglected due to rearmament priorities. When Hitler came to power one of his most significant aims was to rearm Germany and overcome the restrictions and aftermath the Treaty Of Versailles had placed upon them. He also made clear his adversity towards his opposition and the Jewish by using them to overcome obstacles in reach of his goals. ...read more.

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