GERMANY: Wehrwirtschaft

As of the spring of 1939, the country which balances Europe's fate on its brown back is Nazi Germany. At the heart of the question of whether Europe will have war or peace lies the riddle not of Germany's military might or expanding totalitarian ideology, but of Germany's internal economy. Deliberately geared for war for the past five years, is it an economy that can withstand peace? Is further territorial expansion a necessity for Germany's economic survival? And if that expansion should bring Germany into armed conflict, could the economy of the...

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