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Hitler and The Nazi State
Was Nazi germany a totaliran state
I believe Nazi Germany was a totalitarian State because there was a someone who controlled the entire state. The whole country was required to follow his ideals and people who didn't follow were killed. He controlled every part of the citizens lives.
Was Hitler a strong or weak dictator
I think Hitler was a weak dictator. He rose to power as a person who knew what he was doing but when it came to actually running the country, he tried his best to not get involved in the affairs and asked other people to do it. It was very obvious for example he didn't understand the situation of the economy and asked other people to do it while he relaxed.
What was the appeal of Nazism
The appeal of Nazism was that previous soldiers and everyone affected by the repercussions of the treaty of versailles and Hitler telling they will get everything back. In addition, the anti-sematism views.
Was the Nazi ideology backwards or revolutionary?
I feel like for the citizens of Germany it felt revolutionary as the felt they have been going backward for the past years. It was finally way to claim what was theirs before;
How important was ideology in economic policy.
It was pretty crucial. For his beliefs that jews weren't considered part of Germany, he excluded them from the economy. He made sure they could only service other jews or they were completely shut down.
Was Nazi Economic Policy successful?
The Nazi Economic Policy was mostly unsuccessful because they couldn't really solve any problems. Unemployment was only reduced because all of them became part of the army. They didn't know how to make the economy suitable for a long time war. They couldn't get the proper resources, they didn't have effective labour, a lot of the policies contradicted each other. They only had enough resources for a blitz war.
Women and Youth
Did Women lose or gain from the policies
The women lost from the policies. They were forced to stay at home and take care of the children and make more strong aryans. They couldn't do anything else. I feel like that some women wanted to do that but other want to do other things. In addition, they were influenced that only babies with no genetical defects were good and other were killed, which could of been hard.
How did the Nazi's succeed in imposing their ideology on the youth
The Nazi's were successful in this way by taking over all the previous groups such as the boy scouts and the church youth groups and disbanding them. Then they forced the kids to join the youth who were basically taught the Nazi's ideals as if it was a religion, enforcing in the future generation.
Consolidation of Power
How did Hitler rely on legal means to consolidate his power
Since Hitler was a dictator, anything was legal for him as he was in control
How extensive was opposition
Opposition was there. The pope before the war retaliated against Hitler for going against the agreement they had, jews and other minority groups didn't like it and their were other groups but none could succeed. There were many attempts on HItler's life which failed.
Culture, arts and the impact of the Of nazism
Did the Nazi's succeed in creating a Volksgemeinschaft.
Yes. Since they made this very cheap for anybody everybody got them. This was a very effective way of spreading the word of the Fuerer.
Were culture and arts merely forms of propaganda
No, they weren't merely forms of propaganda. They were more deeper. Propaganda promotes but this was like a religion which was the truth.
Churches and Minorities
Did the Nazi's succeed in controlling the churches.
Yes they did succeed. In the beginning it was a struggle as the pope showed restraint and spread antinazism views into Germany but the pope after didn't care, letting Nazi's control the churches.
Why did Nazi's persecute outsiders and move toward the final solution
They believed the outsiders were the main threat to the Aryans. They decided it was plan to get rid of all the gypsies, jews to make sure they were no more threats to them. They think of them as their mortal enemy.
Propaganda and Repression
Was propaganda more important than repression
I think propaganda wasn't as important because people already had the nazi's ideals engrained and I think repression also installed fear into people, which told them to follow the state or see the consequences.
Was nazi germany a police state
I feel like Nazi Germany was more like a factory. It was trying to create a pure race and anybody who wasn't pure was discarded as waste.