Weimar and Nazi Germany
The Weimar Constitution
The impact of the Treaty of Versailles
1919 -1923: years of crisis?
The Munich Putsch
The Origins of the Nazi Party
1924 - 1929: A Golden era?
German Foreign Policy 1919 to 1933
Germany in the Depression
The Rise of the Nazi party
- Why did people vote for Hitler?
From Chancellor to Fuhrer
The failures of Weimar
Creating a totalitarian state
Nazi methods of control
- Organisation of the Nazi Party
- Obedience to the Fuhrer
Opposition to the Nazi's
- Nazi Ideology
The Economy under the Nazi's
- The 2nd 4 Year Plan
- Evaluation of the 4 Year Plan
- How successful was the policy of Autarky?
- German Labour Front
- Dr Robert Ley
Nazi Foreign Policy
- Did Hitler plan to have a Second
Education in Nazi Germany
Women in Nazi Germany
- The Jewish Problem in 1933
- Anti-Jewish Legislation
- Policy 1933 - 1937
- Origins of Anti-Semitism
Successful was the Policy of Autarky?
Autarky means self-sufficiency. That is when a country provides all its
important economic needs and is thus not dependent on imports from other
Hitler considered autarky to be a crucial element in Germany's return
to economic, political and military glory and for a country geared towards
war. Such a nation would be able to limit the impact and damage inflicted
by economic blockade.
Total autarky is almost impossible. Thus, stimulation through state deficit
financing and the terms of Goring's 4-Year Plan was designed to alleviate
Germany's dependency on other:
* Increase internal production of key commodities - iron, steel, food.
* Develop ersatz - synthetic substitutes - for example Buna (artificial
rubber), textiles, using coal to produce oil, etc.
* It took 6 tons of coal to produce 1 ton of oil.
* By 1939 Germany still depended on 33% of it's sufficiency on imports
- especially iron ore, oil and rubber.
* Not all the basic mineral resources were in the plentiful supply Germany
Assessment: Was Autarky Successful?
Germany certainly did manage to increase internal production, stimulate
demand and reduce her dependency on imports but the drive for absolute
100% self-sufficiency was always out of reach.
- How far did Germany recover under Stresemann?
- How did the Nazi party develop, upto 1929?
- How did Hitler become Chancellor?
- Howdid Hitler create a dictatorship?
- What were the main features of Totalitarian
- What were the benefits of Nazi rule?
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