Dealing with Germany's Economic Problems 1933-1939

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  • Dealing with Germany's Economic Problems
    • National Labour Service Corps (RAD)
      • Provided young men with labour jobs
      • 1935 - made compulsory for all men aged 18-25 to servicefor 6 months
      • Received low wages, lived in camps and completed army drills
    • Public works scheme
      • Building autobahns (motorways) and schools, hospitals and houses
    • Rearmament
      • Reduced unemployment
      • Hitler made Germany war-ready
      • 1935 - reintroduction of conscription
      • 1933 - 100,000 strong
        • 1939 - 1.4 million
          • 26 million marks spent on rearmament
        • 3.5 million marks spent on rearmament
    • Control of the economy
      • Deficit spending
      • Mefo bills (credit bills) finance public spending
      • Four year plan
        • Established to make Germany self sufficient
        • Autarky
    • Invisible unemployment
      • Unemployment fell from 6 million in 1933 to 350k in 1939
      • The figures didn't include the following:
        • Unmarried men under 25 pushed into labour schemes
        • Jews/women dismissed from their jobs
        • Opponents of the Nazi regime held in concentration camps

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