How did Germany's political landscape evolve as a result of the Great Depression? Eventually, the Germans felt that Hitler would address their economic issues. Following World War I, the Japanese military (D) consolidated its dominance and launched aggressive military expansion. It seized control of parts of China and quickly became a (B) nuclear power. In 1931, German President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler as chancellor, making him the first Nazi leader.
Hitler used (false) promises of prosperity to gain support from middle class and wealthy Germans. When the economy continued to suffer through 1932, Hitler took complete control over all aspects of German life. He passed laws giving himself more power and eliminated government officials who opposed him. By 1934, every aspect of German life was under his control. That same year, he began building larger than life statues of himself all over Germany. These monuments were meant to show the world how important Hitler was to Germany and the German people.
In 1937, Hitler started another war when he attacked Poland. This time the Germans were defeated by France and England. In 1939, Hitler went back to Germany and made several threats against other countries. He said if they didn't agree to be his (B) partners or else, he would take over themselves. This made most countries feel insecure about Hitler and his team. In 1940, Britain signed a treaty with Japan, allowing it to use British territories as naval bases.
Thousands of Germans finally fled to communist countries in search of work. The German parliament gradually grew in authority. And yet, the Nazis rose to power in Germany.
The economic crisis of the 1930s had a profound effect on Germany and Europe. It was the most devastating economic collapse of all time, worse than that of 1929. Millions of people were unemployed or impoverished. National borders were no longer barriers against foreign trade; they now served as protectionists policies. All of this led up to one of the biggest changes in European history: Nazi Germany.
After coming to power, the Nazis started building more border fences between Germany and its neighbors. They also banned many foreign products like meat and oil. This policy was called "Blut und Boden" (blood and soil). The Nazis believed that foreigners were stealing German jobs. They also didn't want Europeans to mix with each other like they used to before World War I. In addition, many Jews and others who were considered undesirable by the Nazis were imprisoned or killed.
During the height of their power in the late 1930s, some countries in Europe began to realize that Hitler was not going to leave them alone. So they started plotting how they could stop him.
What was the impact of the Great Depression on political life in Germany and Japan? Germany's growth resulted in the development of the Nazi Party. Japan paved the way for the rise of militaristic leaders. They desired to prevent war, but they also desired a strong Germany to act as a buffer between Europe and the Soviet Union. However, this plan ended when Hitler declared war on Russia.
These events demonstrate that history is full of tragedy and injustice, but it is also filled with unexpected consequences that result from simple actions. Even though Germany and Japan suffered greatly during the Great Depression, their leaders' decisions to fight against each other enabled them to become powerful nations once again. History may have decided that they would suffer together, but it could just as easily have decided otherwise.
The Great Depression also resulted in the emergence of a totalitarian regime in Germany. Germans were enraged by how the Treaty of Versailles had penalized them. Adolf Hitler was a charismatic orator who promised to create employment and restore German hegemony in the globe. Hitler was the leader of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party. The Nazi Party rose in popularity until they became the most powerful political party in Germany during the 1930s.
During this time, Germany was governed by the democratic system of government. However, both President Paul von Hindenburg and Chancellor Franz von Papen were old and ill, so Hitler went to power as a result of an electoral coup d'état. He abolished democracy and established a dictatorship that lasted until his suicide in 1945.
As dictator, Hitler was responsible for many bad things including unemployment, poverty, starvation, and death. In addition, he started two world wars which killed millions of people.
However, he did succeed in bringing Germany back onto its feet after it suffered greatly under the conditions of the World War I and the Treaty of Versailles. At the time of his death in 1945, he was admired by many Germans who saw him as the savior of their country.
Besides Hitler, there were other prominent leaders in Germany during this time period. Joseph Stalin was the ruler of Russia from 1922 to 1953. He led a communist government and had many executions, such trials, torture killings, etc.
How did Germany's fascist administration mitigate the effects of the Great Depression in the 1930s? A. Because Germany had seized control of surrounding nations, it had a plenty of resources at its disposal. Germany was able to avoid debt and levy high import tariffs due to a lack of political allies.
B. Because Germany had seized control of surrounding nations, it had a plenty of resources at its disposal. Also, by restricting immigration into Germany, they were able to keep labor costs low. This allowed them to be competitive on world markets and not have to rely on imports which made them more self-sufficient.
C. Because Germany had seized control of surrounding nations, it had a plenty of resources at its disposal. They also built up large reserves of gold and foreign currency which were used when needed.
D. All of the above. Germany had seized control of surrounding nations, so they had a plenty of resources at their disposal. By restricting immigration into Germany, they were able to keep labor costs low.