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Hitler's economic policy

Hitler's economic policy






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    • Hitler’s Economic Policy
      • Leaving Cert History
      • Revision Presentation
    • Economic Situation 1932
      • Unemployment over 6 million
      • Germany relied on overseas trade.
      • German economy relied heavily on American investment which stopped after the Wall Street Crash
      • Prior to the Wall Street Crash Hitler predicted economic disaster
      • Hitler wanted to make Germany self-sufficient (autarky)
      • In the 1933 Election Hitler promised to eliminate unemployment
      • German economy beginning to recover as Hitler gained power. .
    • Nazi Economic Policies
      • Hitler orders arrest of Germany's trade union leaders
      • Trade unions replaced by the Nazi Labour Front (DAF)
      • A pay freeze was introduced in 1933
      • Wages were now decided by the Labour Front
      • The Labour Front issued work-books - no one could be employed without one
      • The government banned the introduction of some machinery.
      • Employers had to get government permission before sacking workers
    • Economic Expansion
      • The Nazis gave work contracts to companies that used manual labour– the autobahn (motorway) programme.
      • Investment in military re-armament - more jobs
      • Conscription into the German army reduced the numbers of unemployed
      • Young people planted forests, repaired river banks and helped reclaim wasteland.
      • Women in certain professions such as doctors and civil servants were dismissed
      • Labour Service (RAD). All men aged between the ages of nineteen and twenty-five had work for the government for six months.
    • Strength through Joy
      • Encourage workers to work as hard as they could for Germany and the Nazis.
      • Offered cheap holidays and a car to win the support.
      • Nazis built sports facilities, paid for theatre visits and financially supported travelling cabaret groups.
      • Although German workers paid a tax, the image of people being given holidays and subsidised entertainment was propaganda for the Nazis
      • Leisure activities highly organised
    • Results of Economic Policies
      • Unemployment had fallen from 6 million in 1933 to 300,000 by 1939
      • Industrial production in 1939 was above the figure for Weimar Germany before the 1929 Wall Street Crash.
      • By 1939, Germany still imported 33% of its required raw materials
      • Government income increased from 10 billion Reichsmarks in 1928 to 15 billion in 1939
      • Government spending had increased from 12 billion in 1928 to over 30 billion in 1939
      • By 1939, government in massive debt
      • Annual food consumption in 1937 had fallen compared to 1927 figures
      • Real earnings in 1938 were about the same as in 1928
      Results of Economic Policies
      • Presentation prepared by:
      • Dominic Haugh
      • St. Particks Comprehensive School
      • Shannon
      • Co. Clare
      • Presentation can be used for educational purposes only – all rights remain with author