Was preparing for war the main reasons for Hitlers economic policies?

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Was preparing for war the main reasons for Hitler’s economic policies?

There were variety of economic policies Hitler created for many motives. The main aim for his economic policies was to make Germany a strong military nation. He believed that preparing for war would stop all the suffering due to the poor German economic and would remove any opposition groups. However the setup of DAF (German Labour Front) was also very important.

The most important reason for Hitler’s economic policies was Nazi policy towards workers. This was when Hitler believed that powerful trade union were a threat to the German economy so therefore in 1933 banned trade unions. Hitler than set up the DAF, which had a key role to ensure the workers served the best interest of the Nazi regime. The DAF also controlled the power of the employer. Even through the workers lost their rights to act collectively against their employers, but DAF established the minimum working standards should be, which prevented strikes to be happening. This links to the Nazis policy toward unemployment.

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Similarly to Nazi policy to towards workers Hitler set up another programme to tackle the issue of unemployment because majority of unemployed people were communist supporters. Therefore in 1933 the same year DAF was set up he decided to set up RAD (National Labour Service). This provided manual work for unemployed people. It started off as a voluntary scheme, but from 1935 it became compulsory for young men to serve RAD for six months. This was important because it reduced unemployment and taught men in RAD about military work because they were organised along the lines of an army. The ...

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