The Nazi economy

Stephen G. Gross

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    Abstract

    This chapter explores how four issues - imperialism; crises and foreign trade; state guidance of private industry; and 'Aryanization' - shaped economic development under the Third Reich, and how understanding their mutual interaction can clarify the sources of Germany's recovery from the Great Depression, the readiness of its business elite to collaborate with the Nazis, and Hitler's decision to embark on a war of conquest. It argues that the Nazis created a heavily dirigiste - at times coercively so - capitalist economy, which was riddled with cronyism and geared towards imperial expansion, military production, and the despoliation of Jews.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationA Companion to Nazi Germany
    PublisherWiley-Blackwell
    Pages263-279
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9781118936894
    ISBN (Print)9781118936887
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 16 2018

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    Keywords

    • Aryanization
    • Capitalism
    • Foreign trade
    • Great Depression
    • Imperialism
    • Keynesianism
    • Political economy
    • Second World War
    • Third Reich

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Gross, S. G. (2018). The Nazi economy. In A Companion to Nazi Germany (pp. 263-279). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118936894.ch16