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The Hitler myth and the content of propaganda- the issues of economy and

1. Nazi's long and short term economic policies
When Hitler was appointed Chancellor, the Nazi party did not have a coherent
and carefully thought out economic policy; He however, had some clear aims

Short Term

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Policies of Goring between 1936-39
The measures set out by Schacht were successful in reviving the economy and
reducing unemployment (Between 1933-35, industrial output increased by
49%) but it helped to create a new set of problems. There was a shortage of
foreign exchange, food shortages because of the emphasis…

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There were flaws in these claims:
Economic recovery had begun before the Nazi's came to power. Many job
creations schemes used by the Nazi's were based on policies introduced
by Bruning in the 1930's.
Part of the reduction in unemployment was achieved by persuading
married women to give up their…

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The `Strength through joy' movement gave workers access to cruises and
holidays in Germany and to take advantage of paid holidays that most workers
received. The `beauty of labour' movement improved working conditions and
facilities in factories and other workplaces. Radios like the `Peoples receiver' and
the Volkswagen car were…

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`The policies actually pursued in 1933 had much in common with
those adopted in other countries, and with the polices of the pre-Hitler
`The achievement of the 1930's was not very remarkable. Even by
1937, the economy was just above the level reached some 25 years
`The switch…


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