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The nazis and the German economy.

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Coursework assignments, The nazis and the German economy. 1) When the Nazis came to power in Germany, unemployment figures were high at almost 6 million. The Nazis began to reduce this figure by introducing schemes where men who were unemployed were put to work on "Autobahn," or motorways, to link Germany together. All unemployed men, of all trades were employed to do this. They also built schools, and other public works. Source B shows Hitler actively working on the on one of these Autobahns, so encouraging other unemployed men to join. The way that this picture is portrayed to the public definitely tells us that propaganda played a role in getting people to work like they did, building these Autobahns for little more than food, a place to live and pocket money. Hitler used extensive propaganda and people's fear of the Nazis to get them to work like this and to do things his way. 2) Source C shows the percentage of 'gross national product,' (All money made for Germany in these years), which was spent on weaponry in the years through from 1933-'39. ...read more.

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He also just seems to be a normal man speaking his mind. Source F on the other hand is another primary source written by a professional American writer. It does not concentrate on the writer's personal feelings and there is no indication of it being biased or any sort of propaganda. However we do not know for certain that he has learnt what he has written from his own personal experiences. His writing talks about 'invisible unemployment,' i.e: unemployed people that are not counted as unemployed. These reports match what I have read about in other sources and it comes from a reliable source, therefore I trust this source and I believe I can rely on it. 5) Source A shows the unemployment in Germany going down. From 1932 to 1938, It has gone down from most of the population of Germany having no jobs, to An extreme minority being unemployed in 1938. Source F tells us about 'invisible unemployment,' in fact, so do the other sources in their own specific way. All of the sources D,E&F tell us why people were allowed to be unemployed in this way and still not counted as unemployed. ...read more.

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Most women were happy with this sort of treatment, however, some lost their jobs. However, there were many reasons why German people were not happy with Hitler's leadership. He sometimes forced people into doing things, and his punishment was very harsh, i.e. concentration camps, or even the execution of youths. There were many people outside and inside Germany that felt that the things that Hitler did were somewhat immoral, however, on the economic side of things he brought Germany back to it's feet with schemes like the Dawes plan. Although many people felt hatred towards Adolf Hitler when it was found what he was doing in the Second World War and just before, you only need to look at source g to see what other people felt about him. David Lloyd George PM, speaking in 1936, says: "I have seen the famous German leader and also the great changes he has made. Whatever one may think of his methods - and they certainly aren't those of a parliamentary country - there can be no doubt that he has achieved a marvellous change in the spirit of the people, and in their economic and social outlook." Although David Lloyd George thought his methods were perhaps crude, he thought he was a marvellous leader responsible for bringing Germany back together economically and socially. ...read more.

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