Germany After Ww2 Analysis

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In social aspect, Germany faced food shortage and great casualties and destruction after WW1 and WW2. But the number of casualties in WW2 is larger than that of WW1. In WW1, the total deaths is2, 476,897 in WW1.IN WW2, the total deaths is 8million in Germany. And both caused unemployment because after the soldiers' return, they could not find jobs. And most of the Germans faced psychological trauma, social mobility was weakened. The living standard was lowered. But the positive impact brought by two world wars is women status had risen because most of the soldiers were male. More women participated in the market. They achieved gender equality. After WW1, food shortages in Germany itself had pushed many civilians to the brink of starvation.…show more content…
After WW1, there was a strong leader, Adolf Hitler, to rule over the country. But for WW2, there was no strong leader and Germany remained divided. And nationalism rose up after two wars. After WW1, they kept changing parties in the end Hitler came to power with the Nazis. Then Hitler becomes a dictator. Led to the rise of totalitarianism, the Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler, came to power in1933. It can solve the consequent economic, political and social problems of Germany. But it disrupted international order and brought the world to another world, including Germany. Many Germans forgot that they had applauded the fall of the Kaiser, had initially welcomed parliamentary democratic reform, and had rejoiced at the armistice. They recalled only that the German Left—Socialists, Communists, and Jews, in common imagination—had surrendered German honor to a disgraceful peace when no foreign armies had even set foot on German soil. It helped to further discredit German socialist and liberal circles who felt most committed to maintain Germany's fragile democratic…show more content…
News reports were censored not only to withhold information that might be useful to the enemy, but also to control news that might demoralize the civilian population. Letters and telephone calls were sometimes monitored for secret information. Civil rights were suspended for many suspected of disloyalty. Tens of thousands of people in Germany were imprisoned or put to death for political crimes or "defeatist" sentiments. The Western occupation was a huge success. In a decade German was transformed from the most terrifying totalitarian power on earth to a democratic nation, fully compatible with the other Western democracies. Although not fully perceived in 1945, Germany had a substantial democratic tradition. The Weimar Republic following World War I was a fully functioning parliamentary democracy. Hitler's success in dismantling that system within only a few weeks suggests, however, that democracy was not yet ingrained in the minds of the German
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