Germany In Transition: Social & Economic Policy

What was national labour service and the RAD?
National labour service- RAD All men aged 18-25 must spend six months in labour service.
1 of 22
What was the four year plan?
Preparing for war, producing arms, ensuring that the country was self sufficient
2 of 22
What was rearmament?
Navy building two warships, expanding the army.
3 of 22
What was the problem with Nazi statistic figures?
Women and Jews were not included.
4 of 22
What does KDF stand for?
Strength through joy.
5 of 22
What did the KDF do?
Ensured leisure activities for workers, Volkswagen, holidays, theatre.
6 of 22
What were the public work schemes?
Autobahn, hospitals and houses, working with work = creating more hands
7 of 22
What were Hitler's intentions during the 1932-1933 elections?
Reduce unemployment Create jobs through rearmament (avenge the Treaty of Versailles and prepare to expand Germany.) Create an economically self-sufficient Germany (Autarky).
8 of 22
Who was responsible for these intentions?
financial expert and President of the Reichsbank, Hjalmar Schacht.
9 of 22
Who replaced Hjalmar Schach and when was he sacked?
He was sacked in 1936, and Herman Goering replaced him, with the Four Year Plan (1936-40).
10 of 22
What did men age 18-25 have to do post July 1935?
complete 6 months training at the RAD wear military uniform live in camps receive pocket money only (no wages) do military/physical exercise every day
11 of 22
What did the RADs work include?
planting forests digging ditches on farms.
12 of 22
What did rearmament do?
created new jobs - manufacturing arms, supplying raw material and manufacturing military equipment, eg tanks and submarines.
13 of 22
What was the intention of rearmament?
increase the army from 100,000 to 300,000 to increase the navy and the number of submarines to construct two battleships to increase the air force.
14 of 22
What was the difference in armed forces between 1933-1939?
1933 – 100,000 members in the armed forces 1939 – 1,400,000 members
15 of 22
By 1939 roughly how many people were unemployed?
1939 there were fewer than 350,000 people unemployed.
16 of 22
What did Germany do in order to be self sufficient?
Germany searched for artificial ingredients to replace things like oil, rubber, textiles and coffee.
17 of 22
What suffered due to lack of workers?
Agriculture suffered due to a shortage of workers and machinery.
18 of 22
What sort of goods did Germany continue to import?
Germany continued to import a lot of goods such as butter, oil and vegetables.
19 of 22
How much of it's raw materials were being important in 1939?
In 1939, it was importing 33 per cent of its raw materials.
20 of 22
Why were the Germans happy to get another job other than one in the armed forces?
The majority of Germans were glad to get secure and fairly safe jobs. Industrial workers had regular work, although they had lost their rights.
21 of 22
What happened to small businesses and farmers?
Whilst large businesses were prospering, small businesses and the middle classes were squeezed out of the market. The government provided aid to farmers, told them what they should grow and how much to grow, and dictated their prices.
22 of 22

Other cards in this set

Card 2


What was the four year plan?


Preparing for war, producing arms, ensuring that the country was self sufficient

Card 3


What was rearmament?


Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4


What was the problem with Nazi statistic figures?


Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5


What does KDF stand for?


Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards


No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all WWII and Nazi Germany 1939-1945 resources »