Tackling economic problems in Nazi Germany

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The ways in which the Nazis solved Germany's Economic problems in 1933-1939

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Tackling economic problems in Nazi Germany
  1. National Labour service
    1. The NLS was a scheme to give young men manual labour jobs.
      1. From 1935 it was compulsory for all men aged 18-25 to serve in the RAD for 6 months.
        1. Workers lived in camps, wore uniforms and were given low pay and carried out military drills as well as work.
        2. Job creation schemes
          1. Hitler spent millions on these schemes. from 18.4 billion marks in 1933 to 37.1 five years later
            1. The Nazis subsidised large firms, mainly in construction
              1. Introduced a massive road building programme to provide 7000km of autobahns
                1. other schemes such as building hospitals and schools and houses
                2. Controlling the economy
                  1. Goering had drawn up the four year plan, in attempt to move Germany closer to the autarky or self sufficiency
                    1. They tried to produce replacements of materials that can only be obtained from abroad
                      1. chemical company IG Ferban was paid to develop a method of extracting oil from coal
                      2. The attempts didn't work in reducing the amount of good imported into Germany
                      3. Invisible unemployment
                        1. To keep their unemployment figures low they;
                          1. Jews dismissed from jobs
                            1. RAD for unmarried men under 25
                              1. Women dismissed from jobs
                                1. opponents held in concentration camps
                              2. Rearmament
                                1. Hitler was determined to build up the armed forces for future war
                                  1. Unemployment was greatly reduced because of this.
                                    1. conscription meant thousands of young men into the military.
                                      1. the army grew from 100,000 in 1933 to 1.4 million in 1939
                                      2. heavy industry expanded to meet needs of rearmament.
                                        1. Coal and chemical industry doubled.
                                          1. oil, iron and steal trebled.
                                          2. billions spent producing tanks, aircrafts and ships
                                            1. in 1933, 3.5 billion marks was spent on this.
                                              1. the figure increased to 26 billion marks by 1939.
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