Today was our final scored discussion. I will post the in-class points and open the discussion board tonight. We also started discussing the rise of Fascism in Europe as a response to the Depression. Tonight you need to read the excerpts below and be prepared to discuss the questions that follow regarding Hitler's economic policies. The first PDF file presents some of Hitler's own speeches on economic issues followed by some evaluations by historians and economists. The second PDF if a BBC file summarizing the economic plan and its real effects on the German people.
Don't forget, we will meet in the Mod 3, Room 7 computer lab tomorrow!
1. Hitler defines the Nazi plan as Socialist. In what way is the plan he presents Socialist?
2. Hitler was highly critical of Communists and Communism, though in America today, popular
culture has a tendency to equate Communism and Socialism. In what ways were Hitler's economic policies non-Communist?
3. Compare and contrast Hitler's economic policies with the New Deal policies pursued in the
4. In what ways was the success of Hitler's economic policy an illusion?