What programs and tactics did Hitler employ to consolidate his rule and make Germany more powerful?

What programs and tactics did Hitler employ to consolidate his rule and make Germany more powerful?

What programs and tactics did Hitler employ to consolidate his rule and make Germany more powerful?

What programs and tactics did Hitler employ to consolidate his rule and make Germany more powerful?

What most consolidated his grasp on Germany was his combination of patriotism, ethnic nationalism and economic recovery, backed by the fund-raising ability of the businessmen in Britain, Switzerland and America who backed him as well as German industrialists.Hitler’s programs to rebuild the German economy were actually quite extensive and far-seeing.  His personal issues relating to his mother’s death by cancer and his traumatic experiences at the end of the First World War turned him into the monster we know him as, but as a politician and architect of German economic recovery his work was quite progressive.  It was his idea alone to build a series of superhighways to both create jobs and stimulate the economy, plus bind the country together in a quick transportation system, and to design a cheap and economical car (the volkswagen or “people’s car”) which the average German could afford.  He used such talented people as financier Hjalmar Schact to put Germany onto a solid economic footing so the banks could be restructured with credit from the British, etc.  For the short-term recovery of Germany he was invaluable in that he knew how to manipulate the industrialists and bankers, but of course in the long run it was most unfortunate for the entire world that he had such strong support among the business and military authorities of the German state.Hitler was an agent of German military intelligence when he joined the National Socialist Worker’s Party, and then under orders resigned from the army to commit himself full-time to political organization.  As early as 1923 he was receiving large sums of money from industrialists such as the Thyssen steel and Krupp arms businesses.  He was successful at raising money from Swiss and American banks and businesses as early as the same year, including Brown Brothers Harriman, the American investment bank.  His grasp of propaganda technique was far ahead of his time, and he radiated sincerity in his speeches.  He adopted a bluff man-to-man style in personal meetings with powerful individuals, and was a master at tailoring his message to whichever audience he was addressing at the time.  Public works projects went hand in hand with right-wing tactics such as the suppression of trade unions, while the left-wing was mollified by semi-socialist programs such as increased health and unemployment benefits.  The problem of course was that the people who backed him believed they could control him, while he built a second military system in the SA and SS, installed control over the courts through the Nazi party structure and built such a powerful image through economic success.  The regaining of German territories taken by the Versailles Treaty also deepened his support among the people. Rearmament helped, but was actually one of the lesser parts of the economic recovery.Perhaps the best overall reading on this subject would be Adolf Hitler by John Toland, although the book leaves a lot to be desired in determining just who financed Hitler’s rise to power.
What programs and tactics did Hitler employ to consolidate his rule and make Germany more powerful?
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What programs and tactics did Hitler employ to consolidate his rule and make Germany more powerful?
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