Nazi Germany Mind Map (Economy (How important was ideology in economic…
Nazi Germany Mind Map
How important was ideology in economic policy?
Ideology played an influential role in Nazi economic policies. The policies were aimed for the rearmament of Germany and thus the people were held secondary to the military. In relation to the guns and butter phrase, both the military and the people cannot be prioritized at the same time s o guns were chosen over butter. Nazi ideology relates to the growth a powerful military similar to that of the First Reich.
Was Nazi economic policy successful?
Nazi economic policy was successful in bringing economic recovery to many of the German people. Unemployment under Hitler reduced largely with he economic policies that were implemented. The German economy was stimulated through opening more trade opportunities, increasing public expenditure and investment. Despite these benefits, the poorer population of Germany suffered due to the rise of prices of goods from wage increases.
Women and Youth
Did women lose or gain from Nazi policies?
Women lost their freedom in the Nazi policies that were put into effect. Women were forced by Nazi policies to uphold more family values rather than exercise their freedom. The policies removed women from places of power and employment. It also limited their qualification to work through limiting their education. The women had more freedom and equality under Weimar than the Nazi State
Did the Nazis succeed in imposing their ideology on youth?
The Nazis were successful in imposing their ideology on the youth of Germany. The youth were willingly to fight for the Nazi cause by learning in an environment focused on the ideology. The school subjects were manipulated in incorporate the ideals and the ideals that disagreed with Nazi ideology were removed. The Nazi ideology and the lack of its opposition caused the youth to follow the Nazi ideology.
Hitler and the Nazi State
Was Nazi Germany a totalitarian state?
Nazi Germany was a totalitarian state with Hitler as its dictator. He removed all opposition through force and fear and enforced a single ideology among the people. The use of Article 48 caused a state of emergency in which other parties were eliminated leaving Hitler and the Nazis in power. Hitler had absolute control over the Nazi party and Germany although his cabinet had minor control for a small period of time.
Was Hitler a strong or weak dictator?
Hitler was a strong dictator in Germany. He took control of the propaganda of Germany allowing him to spread his ideology more effectively. Additionally, he eliminated any and all opposition through inciting fear with the use of force. Hitler had control over the youth of Germany as well in which he indoctrinated the youth in schools and education.
Origins of the Third Reich
Why did Weimar Germany collapse?
Weimar Germany collapsed due to the lack of appeal to the people as a valid form of government. The people never wanted a democratic government and in turn, always opposed it. They were skeptical of the figures of position as they signed the Treaty of Versailles and agreed to the unfair terms of repayment. The people wanted an authoritarian state in which decisions are quickly made and change is taken place faster.
Was its fall unstable?
The fall of the Weimar Republic was stable as it transitioned under Article 48 of the constitution as thus followed the legal process in the transfer of power. The new government appealed to the people more and held promises of economic and social change. However the age of Hindenburg and his death caused the Weimar government to be compromised and unstable.
Propaganda and Repression
Was propaganda more important than repression?
Repression was more important to Nazi Germany than propaganda. One who controls the military controls the power more than one who controls the people. Through repression, the people are fearful thus more compliant. Propaganda held importance in the spread of ideology but the fear gained the support for the Nazi actions in Germany.
Was Nazi Germany a "police state"?
Nazi Germany was a police state in which it instilled fear into the German people for compliance. The repression allowed the growth of a singular nation avoiding conflict. The SA and SS used force to remain in power of the German people with Hitler and the Nazis in charge of the military groups.
What was the appeal of Nazisim?
Nazism was appealing to the German people due to its promises to fix the problems of Germany and it put blame on the "other" for such problems. The German people hated democracy and saw its fallacies and they were suffering from economic problems posed by the leadership at the time. The promises and ideology focused on the betterment of the true German people were appealing to weakened Germany.
Was Nazi ideology backward-looking or new and revolutionary?
Nazi ideology was backward-looking in which it aimed to restore the power of the First Reich of Germany. As a result the military and its conquest was prioritized to match the First Reich. The Nazis believed that power would come if they were pure Aryans through social Darwinism they tried to revert back to the First Reich society. Nazi ideology aimed to bring back the power that they once had.
Churches and Minorities
Did the Nazis succeed in controlling the Churches?
The Nazis were unsuccessful in controlling the Churches. However, Hitler made deals to prevent the Churches' interference in Nazi politics if they remained free. The Nazis went back on their dealings and disbanded the Catholic Church. The Protestant Church stood open but was working with the regime mutually.
Why did the Nazis persecute "outsiders" and pursue the "final solution"?
The Nazis persecuted the "outsiders" as a way to shift blame for the failures under Nazi rule and other Germen problems. To fulfill the ideological idea that a perfect Germany would be born through Darwinism and the suppression of outsiders, outsiders must be killed. As a result the Nazis pursued their aims to kill or suppress the "other" (Jews, Gypsies, political prisoner, religious, etc.)
Culture, Arts, and the impact of Nazism
Were culture and the arts merely forms of propaganda in the Nazi State?
The culture and arts were used as forms of propaganda in the Nazi State. The arts were focused on Nazi ideology and thus depicted the Aryan race and anti-feminism. Other subjects depicted in the arts were destroyed and the artist were taken away. The culture as well revolved mainly around Nazi ideology and the German people were limited in their exposure to American and foreign culture.
Did the Nazi regime succeed in creating a Volksgemeinschaft?
The Nazi regime was somewhat successful in creating a Volksgemeinschaft. The Aryan men were idealized in the culture and arts and it brought together the men fitting this band. Yet the other groups were distanced and limited to their personal interest and culture. The suppression of arts and culture brought together the Aryan men but pushed the other groups apart.
Consolidation of Power
Did Hitler rely on legal means to consolidate power?
Hitler used legal means to consolidate his power in the government. He was appointed by Hindenburg as chancellor as a way to appease the people since the Nazi party initially held the second majority number of seats. Following Hindenburg's death, Hitler came into power and used Article 48 of the constitution to cause a state of emergency in which he took control of the country.
How extensive was opposition to Nazi rule?
Nazi rule had no major opposition in the country. The German people were fearful of the power of the Nazi party and as a result no leaders emerged as opposition. The opposition was put down using repression by the military and the Nazis. Initially, they faced opposition from the communists and socialists but were disbanded through the use of Article 48.