Hitler 's Influence On Domestic Issues During The Great Depression

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In what ways, and with what success, did Hitler (after 1933) honour the promises he made relating to domestic issues during his rise to power?

Hitler, the leader of the NSDAP also known as the Nazi Party, became chancellor of Germany in January 1933 and consequently Fuhrer in August 1934. Up until this point he had been gaining popularity quickly especially in the years after the Great Depression. This is due to the many promises he made regarding the economic situation as during his rise to power unemployment had reached record heights and many businesses had subsequently gone bankrupt because of the previous reliance of loans. Hitler made promises to create jobs thus decreasing unemployment, and to make Germany great again by doing things such as ignoring certain terms of the Treaty of Versailles and adopting a policy of Autarky when it came to trade. Overall Hitler did at least attempt to fulfil those promises he made during his rise to power however success was often questionable and Germany’s economic revival seemed to be more down to the actions of other people than Hitler himself.
One of his main promises at the beginning of his political career, was to increase the standard of living and security of the rural working class, especially that of small farmers both to fulfil the socialist aims of the party, and because the rural working class perhaps faired worst after the great depression. In September 1933 the Reich Entailed Farm Law was passed along with the…

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