WW2 German Production Problems

redcoat

Ad Honorem
Nov 2010
7,782
Stockport Cheshire UK
#61
as the posted video above demonstrated there is a bit of uncertainty
did Hitler plan a war to achieve autarky
or did his concept of autarky pushed him into war
The answer to both is yes.
Hitler in his book Mein Kampt he clearly states that Germany needed to expand beyond it's present borders' to achieving living space and self sufficiency.
When Hitler seized power in 1933, he immediately started to prepare Germany for the struggle to achieve self sufficiency and that included building up the military to force German expansionism on other countries.
 
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Jul 2016
9,678
USA
#62
Discussion was about a particular case?.
No. My assertion was that Germany didn't fully mobilize for war until 1943. Others content that, suggesting that Germany started mobilizing for war far earlier, even going to say it was 1933, years before the Wehrmacht even existed, before Hitler even had control over the military (which didn't happen until Hindenburg died in '34).
 
Mar 2019
1,615
Kansas
#63
No. My assertion was that Germany didn't fully mobilize for war until 1943. Others content that, suggesting that Germany started mobilizing for war far earlier, even going to say it was 1933, years before the Wehrmacht even existed, before Hitler even had control over the military (which didn't happen until Hindenburg died in '34).
Mobilizing and putting a country into a war economy are two completely different things.
 
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Jul 2016
9,678
USA
#64
Mobilizing and putting a country into a war economy are two completely different things.
No kidding. Which is what I've been saying for the entire thread and past as well. You don't seem to know the difference though, as you keep arguing that Hitler mobilized Germany for war before he even created the Wehrmacht, before he even had political power to do a damn thing with the Reichswehr in the first place.
 
Mar 2019
1,615
Kansas
#65
No kidding. Which is what I've been saying for the entire thread and past as well. You don't seem to know the difference though, as you keep arguing that Hitler mobilized Germany for war before he even created the Wehrmacht, before he even had political power to do a damn thing with the Reichswehr in the first place.
Perhaps you need to go back and read your original post. You specifically referenced the German economy. And that is what we have been trying to discuss.
 
Jul 2016
9,678
USA
#66
Perhaps you need to go back and read your original post. You specifically referenced the German economy. And that is what we have been trying to discuss.
I was clearly referring to production of war materials.

"Economy: area of the production, distribution, or trade, and consumption of goods and services by different agents" Good in question are of military value, since I'm not talking about building watches. This is about the economy as it exists in a state of total war. Read the title of this thread. You claimed to have watched the video, what was that about? Basic National Socialist ideology of economics? No. It was about how to make a damn tank more efficiently. Which is the point I'm trying to make. Germany didn't take war production serious until it was too late.
 
Jul 2016
9,678
USA
#68
So why do you continually reference mobilization of troops in later posts?
BECAUSE IT HAS TO DO WITH TOTAL WAR!!!!

The whole damn point of this thread is no so you can regurgitate your summary of a TIK youtube video on Nazi ideology of trade theory. Its about war production, readiness, economic decisions relating to the military, etc. Its about mobilization of troops, because when and how troops are levied is part of a national decision on the seriousness of a war.

My God man, are you purposely trying to just troll?
 
Mar 2019
1,615
Kansas
#69
The whole damn point of this thread is no so you can regurgitate your summary of a TIK youtube video on Nazi ideology of trade theory. Its about war production, readiness, economic decisions relating to the military, etc. Its about mobilization of troops, because when and how troops are levied is part of a national decision on the seriousness of a war.
As long as it agrees with your point of view. I showed you that Hitler injected a major element of manpower into the German army through organizations he had in place before he came to power.... your only response

No he didn't