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Was Nazi economic policy overwhelming influence by the drive to rearm Germany

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Was Nazi economic policy overwhelming influence by the drive to rearm Germany Nazi economic policy was the building blocks of the second world war German war machine and without it, it could not be possible and it would seem that rearmament and the possess of going to war was never too far from the Fuehrer's mind, Hitler the man demonised and responsible for some of the worst atrocities the world as seen, yet also the man responsible for the total recovery of the German economy in a few short years and this would not have been possible without the expanding of territories and the commencing of increased industrial production, namely the production of rearmaments. One of Hitler's main aims which he felt necessary for not only to survival of Germany but obviously the eventual waging war was "autarchy" or self sufficiency he believed this to be imperative to the revival of the economy. Ores in Germany were cruder and of less quality that those others available to producers through importation, Hitler did not care about this neither did he care about the price of converting all blast furnaces to allow them to deal with ...read more.


Hitler's focus on industry and on the production of arms was instrumentally in its rearmament, also the reintroducing of conscription was not only pivotal in rearmament process but was also good for the general evaluating of the country fore when a person was under conscription not to mention the degree to which he expanded Germany's army they did not show up on unemployment figures and this was not only good for Germany's presence in the outside world as in how it was viewed but also in the countries self pride in the sense that it felt it was getting better and out of depression. As I earlier referred to was the focus on import from Hitler he made the point of importing arms and other materials which were connected with arms this became famous amongst the Germany people as the "guns and butter" crisis many Germans were upset that they could not get their favourite food products, also famously this was reputed by a Nazi official who stated "that butter only makes you fat" this statement shook through the peoples of Germany and gave them a new feeling of pride that the guns they were importing were making them stronger. ...read more.


Some of this work would have been freed up by the pressuring of Jews to leave work forces across Germany not only would this free up skilled jobs but also accommodation which could be sold for a low price due to the Jews wish to leave the country. Another highly imaginative use of the people of Germany was to enforce the RAD or the youth labour scheme, the boys involved in this were not only employed to build things for their country for a pittance but were also exposed to all that Hitler and his subordinates wished they would be to ready them for the Hitler reign with all its new ideas and extremism. In conclusion, I would suggest that it was an overwhelming force the Nazi government started as an extreme organisation which attempted a cue and many were ex-soldiers who were disillusioned about the loosing of ww1 including their leader Adolph Hitler, when Germany was in its stage or clawing back which it had lost, its policies suggested potential war mongering from its self-sufficient policies to its withdrawing from all talks with other countries, my conclusion is that rearmament was an overwhelming force in the Nazi's economic policy. . ...read more.

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