What Are The Similarities Between The Great Depression And Hitler

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The Great Depression and Adolf Hitler The great depression was a worldwide crisis. When it began and when it ended varied from country to country. Most people think that the great depression occurred just because of the stock market crash. There are many roles that played into the great depression; overproduction, uneven incomes, weak banking system, Hoover’s failures, and the gold standard. Overproduction did not just mean in the factories, it also meant in the agriculture part of the economy too. As the farmers were expanding their production to aid the soldiers in World War I, they also improved their farming techniques to include machines. This was a very costly improvement and put most farmers into debt. Adding on to increased farming …show more content…
The gold standard is when money is fixed against an actual amount of gold. “In order for it to work, countries must maintain high interest rates to attract international investors who brought foreign assets with gold. “Causes of the Great Depression” (7). When interest rates do not stay high a country must abandon the gold standard to prevent deflation from worsening. During the great depression none of the countries abandoned the gold standard which increased the scale of the great …show more content…
Not only did they have to pay back their loans to the US, but they also had to pay for war reparations due to the Treaty of Versailles. Their economy took another blow when President Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff and ended world trade. Germany’s economy was built out of foreign capital and depended greatly on foreign trade. This meant that Germany could not control their economy. With their industrial economy evaporated, Germany’s production level fell resulting in an increase in unemployment. With the value of Germany’s dollar depleting, their banks across the country closed causing savings accounts to be wiped out. Inflation quickly followed which made it difficult for families to make expensive, necessary

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