Alexis asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

In Germany why did Hitler hate capitalism?

I'm trying to understand history why Hitler hated capitalism?  Because he hated communism and the left. So why did Hitler hate capitalism and the free market? But at the same time it saying he hated unions and worker strikes that where banned. So why did he hate capitalism and the free market so much?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Quite the opposite. - Fascism (IN THE ECONOMIC SENSE ONLY* ) is a form of Capitalism, where the government gives out contracts to various corporations (at reduced prices and with strict quality control) and in return passes favorible legislation such as giving the corporation a monopoly or outlawing unions (or in the case of Nazi Germany, supplying forced labor whose "wages" were paid directly to the State).

    * Don't forget that Italy and Spain also had Fascist economies.

  • 1 month ago

    This is a freak question, Hitler didn't dislike capitalism or free enterprise.

    Unions were not banned they were all amalgamated into the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labour Front) after which the original unions/organisations were disbanded.

    And disbandment isn't banishment.

    It was capitalism that paid for his ill-fated war with the Soviet-Union.

    So read more Nazi history and at some point you will acquire a better understanding of the Nazi's nature and totalitarianism's evil works.

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  • 1 month ago

    He was an autocratic control freak who did not want others to have freedom of thought of the right to free speach.

    He was always right and in total control of the people.

    He was also a misguided nutcase, ruthless and in many ways a weak minded coward. Sadly we still have such people in power and they must not be allowed to take control.

    Total power by one leader will cause misery to millions of

    people who only want to feel free to express their views.

  • 1 month ago

    Choice varies from man to man place to place.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    -Communism and socialism are controlled by bolshevik Jews.

    -Capitalism is controlled by Zionist Jews. 

    Hitler viewed both sides as anti-German, anti-European. 

    He created national socialism which is a mixture of both socialism and capitalism but pro-German only. Both Zionism and Bolshevism viewed human beings around the world as interchangeable. Hitler wanted the government to protect and preserve the German race.

    I am not condoning the Holocaust. 

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  • Ludwig
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    1 month ago

    He claimed that the nation's capital was under the control of Jewish bankers.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I wouldn't say that Hitler hated capitalism.  But some Nazis were skeptical of the free market because they saw it as rampant individualism when society was supposed to be all about the race/nation.

    • DiStefano
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      1 month agoReport

      And Hitler did not belong to that part of the Nazi party that was skeptical of Capitalism. This was Strasser who was murdered on the orders of HItler in 1934

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  • 1 month ago

    Capitalism is a system based on private ownership. Hitler had difficulty in understanding how such a rich country as the United States that based itself on capitalism could have so many people living in poverty.

    As is plainly seen in America, when a company is allowed to move its manufacturing to other countries in search of cheaper labor, it can easily throw a lot of people out of work. This benefits the company, but it plays havoc on the economy of the country it abandons.

    The idea behind National Socialism maintaining an interest in the businesses was to prevent that from happening in Germany. Hitler needed to create employment to put the German people back to work and he wanted to ensure that those jobs would always be there for them.

    With the state owning a small percentage of the business it prevented that business from seeking cheaper labor costs elsewhere. This is how Germany was able to recover so quickly from the financial hammering it took from twice being financially bankrupt, first by the Weimar Republic's disaster of an economy and then by the Great Depression.

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    • nonpartisan
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      1 month agoReport

      The basic idea of capitalism is okay - having the ability to profit from your own sweat. But in all things, there's something called "responsibility", and when you act irresponsible (as in "there's no such thing as too much money"), it turns into greed, thereby depriving everyone else.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Who told you this nonsense?

    Hitler never hated capitalism and free market. On the contrary, he hated communism (that is why he declared the USSR his main enemy, attacked it and killed many German communists, too). And in fact, he said that market economy was superior to communism, because in the market only the strongest can survive.

    And also those ignorant  thumbs-down will not change that.

    • Michael
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      1 month agoReport

      So Hitler was a Darwinian. How does that work with monopolists then? You don't have to be strong tobe a monopolists. Most capitalist hate competition, that's why the form syndicates.   

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Either you do not understand capitalism or Adolf Hitler.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    because he wanted the government to be in control

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    • DiStefano
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      1 month agoReport

      True. Even when Reagan was in power (until the very end of his administration), government was in control

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