Economic Growth in Nazi Germany

Economic Growth in Nazi Germany

The Nazi propaganda machine made much about the country’s economic growth between 1913 and 1937, the result of a “successful” Four Year Plan that was managed by Hermann Goering. However, when the figures for economic growth are actually compared with others countries – both in Europe and elsewhere – they show that Nazi Germany trailed behind many other nations. If 1913 is taken as a baseline and is shown as 100, by 1937, many other countries had outstripped Nazi Germany. In 1913 Germany was seen as a threatening industrial powerhouse by some other European states in the lead up to World War One, so the 1937 figure could be seen as being slanted when compared to 1913. However the Nazi government had been in power since January 1933 and thus had a good four years to push forward their economy and their economic growth to attain what Hitler wanted – autarky – self-sufficiency. If 1913 is used as a baseline figure, then only France out of the major industrial powers of Western Europe was below Nazi Germany in terms of economic growth. America was nearly 40 points higher.  

 

1913 = 100 baseline figure

 

USA = 172

 

Sweden = 174

 

Italy = 154

 

UK = 146

 

Germany = 136

 

France = 121

 

June 2012






Find lyrics free


Online College and University Degree Guide



Popular content

Follow Us