How did Germany Get so Strong after Losing WW1? | Animated History

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Germany, when saddled with debt and suffering from inflation, grew to conquer most of Europe in only twenty years. How did the fallout from the Great War cripple their economy in the first place? Why did the Wehrmacht construct the Autobahn? In this Animated History video, we recount the method and the madness that set the stage for World War II
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Evans, Richard J. The Third Reich in Power: 1933-1939. Penguin, 2006.
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Tooze, J. Adam. The Wages of Destruction: the Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy. Penguin Books, 2008.
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    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian7 aylar önce
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  • rothschilds

    Colton HaukColton Hauk3 saatler önce
  • But when the German discipline started in the 1700s?

    Θεμιστοκλης ΜιχαλουδηςΘεμιστοκλης Μιχαλουδης4 saatler önce
  • Me:"plays hoi4 for 2 years" Me after 2 years:finally understands what the mefo bills mean 🤦‍♂️

    Alex ȚecuAlex Țecu9 saatler önce
  • Video: People screaming Auto subtitles: [Applause]

    CIACIA10 saatler önce
  • The National Socialist German Workers Party was the given name of the party that has since been referred to as the Nazi party and it's German abbreviation was NSDAP.

    Michael McKinnonMichael McKinnon21 saatler önce
  • I don't know where the Armchair Commander got his information but Adolf Hitler was elected in 1932 to be Reichschancellor (Germany's then equivalent to the US's VP)

    Michael McKinnonMichael McKinnon21 saatler önce
  • Originally called the Kdf, the Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most produced cars in history

    Michael McKinnonMichael McKinnon21 saatler önce
  • Every nation 2day has a bandit org that controls money supply. In 1933 a certain German National kicked these bandits out of his country. Immediately the Germans were richer by the billions , the world was astounded!!(so were the Bandits!!)

    Chief TenbettsChief Tenbetts23 saatler önce
  • Hitler in the front of the crowd was propaganda he was back behind his brown shirts

    Jean Quad VanDammeJean Quad VanDammeGün önce
  • Just thank Russia

    You Fight Not FleshYou Fight Not Flesh2 gün önce
  • 1:11 who else like that sound made while they are marching.

    MrChucxyMrChucxy2 gün önce
  • i love the hoi4 referance

    King of the DuchiesKing of the Duchies2 gün önce
  • This has got to be your best videos yet.

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  • The same bank has financed Both sides of practically every war in the last 250 years .... also allies knew they were rearming in early 1930’s..... In 1936 Germany used planes, artillery etc... in the Spanish civil war... and they still let them keep going... Out of America’s last 6 President’s only 1 didn’t start any New wars... he only finished up and brought most troops home.... And you see how he was treated

    Thomas MyersThomas Myers2 gün önce
    • You must know this was all planned - right?

      Chief TenbettsChief Tenbetts23 saatler önce
  • I love how this man used hoi4 animated gameplay to explain the MEFO bills and economic things

    Joshua RhymesJoshua Rhymes3 gün önce
  • a babababa ba mmmm ysser

    Alex CaputiAlex Caputi3 gün önce
  • Eyyyyyy i saw it 999k To 1 mil

    Some thingeleseSome thingelese3 gün önce
  • what software do you guys make the cartoons with !?

    The Frickin' NorthThe Frickin' North3 gün önce
  • Can someone tell me the music use in 5:13 ?

    DerkykDerkyk3 gün önce
  • "Are you sure those are tractors? Those weird spinning skis look awfully like tank treads..." "Yeah they help... let the... uhh... tractors... move... on... SOFT LAND! Yeah. The hover skis let these tank-IMEAN-tractors go on and water crops!" "Oh. Understandable. Have a ni- waaaaaaaait a minute. What is that plane doing with that bomb?" "Oh that? Uhh... that's a fragment bomb..." "HEY WAIT A-" "FRAGMENT BOMB TO RELEASE SEEDS ALL OVER THE FIELDS SO WE DON'T NEED TO SOW THEM IN MANUALLY" "...oh... hmm... >:V Ok. Understandable. Have a ni- WAAAAAAAIIIIT A MINU" And repeat.

    stevemc 01stevemc 014 gün önce
  • Finally i have a simple source to explain to the hitler fan bois that germany never actually recovered under hitler it was just under the dopamine rush of war masturbation for 5-6 years which alludes to Germany's great hollow economy...

    sourav singhsourav singh4 gün önce
  • Rubbish propaganda

    Bob BabyBob Baby4 gün önce
  • My local McDonald's has more oil than nazi Germany had.

    Carl KempCarl Kemp5 gün önce
  • Everything was invested in rearmament ? The strange detail is Hitler signed the order to move the german economy to state of war economy in 1942. In that moment any worker who was late at work, committed a penal crime.

    Cornel ParaschivCornel Paraschiv5 gün önce
  • Hitler essentially created a german military industrial complex...

    Miniature JayhawkMiniature Jayhawk6 gün önce
  • Ww1 over kill lost terms that piss them off

    rock rockrock rock6 gün önce
  • Germany was the strongest superpower in 1940

    Chris KhouryChris Khoury7 gün önce
  • 8:45 "Social distancing "

    sir Nortonsir Norton7 gün önce
  • Close to 1 mil hooray

    Aarav ChoudharyAarav Choudhary7 gün önce
  • Why NOT?

    Sir VivalSir Vival8 gün önce
  • Germany: can’t hold Eroupe and is defeated Me in Civ6 and can hold Eroupe for a entire game: it’s a lot but it is honest work

    Dasduck 1Dasduck 18 gün önce
  • History is Written By The Victors, This video is the sample. .!.

    mastaposhmastaposh8 gün önce
  • a lot of gaps in this video. You could watch Mark Felton videos and learn some history. well made animations though

    derschonwiederderschonwieder8 gün önce
  • Long story short Sweden gave them iron and coal and other resources

    DarrenDarren8 gün önce
  • They were so strong that the Luftwaffe got smashed by the RAF, the Soviets beat them back to all the way to Berlin, and the US bombed the heck out of their factories and cities.

    Sean N.Sean N.9 gün önce
    • almost like fighting on three fronts sucks

      Sir VivalSir Vival8 gün önce
  • The history of the world wars starts with the Franco-Prussian War.

    Mark ONeillMark ONeill10 gün önce
  • actually,germany is more powerfull in ww1 than ww2.because its enemy not preparing for ww2.

    Annisa AisyaAnnisa Aisya10 gün önce
  • Fun fact: Rome financially supported Germany from the Gold they borrowed from the Philippines.

    Mangkol VikingsMangkol Vikings10 gün önce
  • Short term: /gamemode 1 or /gamemode creative

    WerthesiuWerthesiu10 gün önce
  • Of 3millon soldiers in WW1

    Phuc Danh AnPhuc Danh An10 gün önce
  • rothshield fundation.

    BogudarzBogudarz11 gün önce
  • China doing the same now. Hiding all what they're building. common citizen is in labour camps. Have a bad economy but hiding numbers and making it look like they have no stress. The belt and road is the autobahn and all loans they've taken are depending on a war they think they'll win

    shivang bholowaliashivang bholowalia11 gün önce
  • My vegan classmates telling everyone in the canteen to eat vegetables instead of meat: 1:11 Me and my friends who just wants to enjoy their lunch: 1:17

  • Volkswagen*

    Xuerui MaXuerui Ma12 gün önce
  • 1 word. *Russia*

    Dedicated RandomDedicated Random12 gün önce
  • Short answer: socialism and keynesianism long answer: 3 times more spendings than earning employing people in the nazi war machines in expense for the people's future hunger and obvious economical disaster as socialism knows how to do

    João AurélioJoão Aurélio12 gün önce
  • your economy is trash? build your economy on credit. cant afford paying it back? declare war. you "lost" war, sure but u already have developed technology and infratructure for a "miracle". germany won the war the moment they declared it.

    Grzegorz WasążnikGrzegorz Wasążnik12 gün önce
  • Really? I understand that the guy was a prick to say the least and has caused worlwide destruction, but to say his reforms resulted in a shiny hollow economy is plain absurd. A hollow economy can't support a 6 year world war, specially when you have useless allies

    pola moussapola moussa12 gün önce
  • Trump is doing the same as Hitler.

    chaidarochaidaro12 gün önce
  • You sir, are a worthless historian!

    pihoihoipihoihoi13 gün önce
  • Literally, because the British and French did not understand that the Germans wanted vengeance. The Soviets were also hunger for its dream to revive the lost Russian Empire, and they found Hitler. Hitler and Stalin realized they had similar ambitions. Moreover, Germany suffered little from Spanish flu at the time. This is also the similar development in communist China to the world with COVID-19. Perhaps even worse.

    Przemysław FrankowskiPrzemysław Frankowski13 gün önce
  • How Did Germany Get so Strong after losing WW2

    boyvidiboyvidi13 gün önce
  • Oh wait i know this one, the world kept giving Hitler everything he wanted.

    TheCCPfearsANZTheCCPfearsANZ14 gün önce
  • As per the book “Wall street and the rise of Hitler”, multinational corporations that were largely based in the US were responsible for supplying Nazi Germany, much of it through. 1944

    James MillerJames Miller14 gün önce
  • Hitler: *ILLUSION 100*

    Proxi_mityxProxi_mityx15 gün önce
  • Arm Chair Historian: Explains how Nazis run a failing economy that won't succeed in the long run. Dumbass Nazi Sympathizers: *Man Nazi Germany was great, shame they went to war*

    Lethal HighLethal High15 gün önce
  • i hate germany and japan in ww2 cuz they gonna invaide us

    Jess Vincent CalaqueJess Vincent Calaque15 gün önce
  • Foreign Aid

    Victor BergmanVictor Bergman16 gün önce
  • fun fact: if you tell the truth about history for your history class exam, you will get an F. i'll leave you to work out what that means.

    Zugzug ZugzugsonZugzug Zugzugson16 gün önce
    • Soon you'll go to jail for it in the 🇺🇲

      Gray MannGray Mann15 gün önce
  • Germay: *becomes strong* Finland: nonoo my dude ;)

    •Black Rose YT••Black Rose YT•16 gün önce
  • here's a funny thought to ponder; if i copied your format to the letter, but presented my video in a pro-nationalistic way, i'd be gone from youtube within the week. your content gets to stay on youtube because it supports the NWO globalist agenda. keep being pro-diversity, after all that's our strength despite the abundances of examples that prove its the farthest thing from said attribute. forget the past, kill it if you have to. hey look at this new iphone guyim, don't worry about the world around you clearly falling into the shitter because of the decisions we - the world elites - are making in your name. just consume and peddle guyim, leave the hard stuff to us, don't worry guy, your best interest is our best interest, we prove this by working against your best and even basic interests with every step we take. enjoy the refugee crisis followed by economic crash guy and also don't worry about the idea of a cashless society guy, digital economy is merely natural progress that allows us to assume total control of the population and make our own lists of undesirables. that's a good guyim, now go back to your 9-5, return to your pod, eat your bugs and repeat this cycle until you are no longer useful to us or until you die. don't worry about the term "guy" im merely resorting to this term because it would be anti-semetic to portray the true worldview of the smallhats by using the official term that they use to describe gentiles. also it gets my comment auto-censored KEKW.

    Zugzug ZugzugsonZugzug Zugzugson16 gün önce
  • This is why Man is Powerful Being. Man sees, Man Conquer

    JerVin The DogJerVin The Dog16 gün önce
  • German hyperinflation was more the result of economic mismanagement during WW1 than the Weimar Republic itself.

    CPTANTCPTANT17 gün önce
  • What worries me are all those Germans thinking, "Wait until next time."

    Rimshot 22Rimshot 2217 gün önce
  • Be vegetarian be healthy be happy stop using lather and fur products 🙏

    David kumar MaxiDavid kumar Maxi18 gün önce
  • Lmao, this comment section has so many people strangely obsessed with wanting to see the nazi swastika. really make you think how many are really interested in learning from the historical events or just want to jerk off to their favorite hate symbol cuz they think they are super edge lords.

    USERZ123USERZ12318 gün önce
  • Marriage loans were funded how if not by strong marks. And official unemployment was 2% But if You count XYZ it was double that ! ( 4%) Thanks for the propaganda, 💓 #6

    George HenleyGeorge Henley18 gün önce
  • "How did Germany Get so Strong after Losing WW1" Wrong question: how did Western Germany had a better economy than UK after world war 2. :)

    Constantin RaileanuConstantin Raileanu19 gün önce
    • Britain went Communist and Germany went Liberal.

      Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart10 saatler önce
    • Ludwig Erhard happened

      Milkman740Milkman7404 gün önce
    • @President Pingu britain benefited more from us than germany

    • German peoples are intelligent and hard workers that's why

      G MG M14 gün önce
    • Ever heard of the Marshall Plan?

      President PinguPresident Pingu16 gün önce
  • Nice propaganda video

    Orthodox TemplarOrthodox Templar19 gün önce
How did Germany Get so Strong after Losing WW1? | Animated History