Ib History Essay: Nazi Ideology

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History Essay|
Strength and Weaknesses from the impact of Nazi ideology on Germany| |
Jean-Vincent Mewald|
3/March/2012|

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Nazi ideology had a massive impact on the German people in the years from 1933-39. All aspects of the Germans where influenced by the Nazi ideology (culturally, socially and economical). Nazi ideology affected mostly the younger generation of Germans, as it was easier to manipulate them through school and youth groups. In addition, Nazi leaders thought it was of great importance and considered to prioritize the lecturing of the youth and grow them up as “perfect Germans”. Nazi ideology affected the German school education system, for instance, by including an extra class where children were taught racial studies. This, on the other hand, was an intelligent strategy since the Germans learned self-pride after the beat down through the treaty of Versailles in 1918 and the Nazis got to unknowingly promote racism and get their point across to the people. The Nazi belief of strengthening extremely affected the economy of Germany for Nazi policies of Conscription, Rearmament and Construction of Autobahns lowered the unemployment rates dramatically. The role of women in Germany at that time was also greatly affected by the Nazi ideology as they were portrayed as a mother of German race. Even though the Nazis did help Germany back on their feet and gain strength and self importance, there were many aspects which were very negative of Germany, its people and its future. The Nazi regime sought to recover the German economy by rebuilding their army from an alleged 100.000 men to an estimated ~ 950.000, giving Germans available jobs and ending the high unemployment rates and overall strengthening the German peoples pride in their nation after the humiliation of the treaty of Versailles in 1918. They also gave jobs by building highways called “Autobahns” which helped lower the unemployment even more. This action would be...
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