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October 5th, 2011, 21:20
Originally Posted by Ubereil View Post
So did Hitler. Pepole forget that he did things like getting Germany out of a depression and building the world's first major highway network.

Übereil, he was stll an asshole though, and we're getting off topic
I think it was the democrats before hitler who did all that. Hitler just took the credit for it. Also if adolf hadnt started the war his economy would have slowed down. Also during most the war the whole nazi war production was poorly run even though they had industry of entire europe and slave labour.

Nazies didnt invent new policies that made things like autobahn….they just continued the ones left by previous government:
At first, Schacht continued the economic policies introduced by the government of Kurt von Schleicher in 1932 to combat the effects of the Great Depression. These policies were mostly Keynesian, relying on large public works programs supported by deficit spending — such as the construction of the Autobahn network — to stimulate the economy and reduce unemployment.
Before the war adolf was running his country into debt:
he spending rate of Hitler was far greater than the growth of the economy. In 1934 Hjalmar Schacht, the Reich Minister of Economics, introduced the Mefo bills, allowing Hitler to spend money on rearming without giving the big businesses money, therefore gradually getting Germany into more and more debt.

Between 1933 and 1939, the total revenue was 62 billion marks whereas expenditure (at times made up to 60 % by rearmament costs) exceeded 101 billion, thus creating a huge deficit and national debt (reaching 38 billion mark in 1939) coinciding with the Kristallnacht and intensified persecutions of Jews and the break-out of the war.
Zakhal who reads much war history

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