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Did Hitler affect Germany in a positive way

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Started: 12/16/2015 Category: Society
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JohnDWigingham

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Resolution: In this debate I will argue that Hitler changed Germany for the better. Con will argue the opposite.

Setting: Post WW1; the Wiemar Republic is in its final days, with unemployment reaching 33% of the workforce.
1933: Hitler is elected chancellor of Germany.
From here on, we see a steady decline in unemployment rates until reaching a minimal percentage of the population. Hitler may have done some bad things in his time, but his triumphs far outweigh his defeats. Hitler changed the economy for the better, whether you like it or not. In fact, he changed it so much, the radio, which was once a luxury item, became a part of every German household. He also United Germany, and uncovered many cultural aspects of different countries previously unknown to them. In my opinion, Hitler is the FDR of Roosevelt, and though he killed many people, he left Germany a much better place.
KingEnder101

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I am hear to argue against Hitler improved Germany. Good luck and may the best debater win. Now for my arguements.

1. The devastation of the war
The war HITLER CAUSED set Germany back decades. The allied bombing raids murdered the German economy. Many factories, industries, and peoples lives were completely ruined. Entire businesses where wiped out. Because of this destruction, Germany was degraded in national standing and economic power.

2. The war further split up the nation
After the war was over, the German nation was split in two. Between capitalist West Germany and communist East Germany, the nation was further split.
" The aftereffects of World War Two were what shaped Cold War Germany. The post-war state of Germany was grim: about 1/4 of housing had been destroyed, the economic infrastructure had largely collapsed, inflation was rampant, there was a shortage of food, and millions of homeless Germans from the east were returning. After its unconditional surrender, Germany was divided into four zones of Allied military occupation: American, French, British, and Soviet. The old capital of Berlin was also divided into four zones, but Berlin itself remained inside of the Soviet zone. In 1949, the French, British, and American zones merged and formed the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublic Deutschland), with its capital city Bonn. Also in 1949, the Soviet zone became the German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) with the Soviet sector of Berlin as the capital."

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Debate Round No. 1
JohnDWigingham

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Debate Round No. 2
JohnDWigingham

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KingEnder101

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Excuse my absence, I have been fairly busy with school and holiday season. Merry Christmas! Anyways, back to the debate.

My opponent states "Hitler was like the FDR of Germany." This is a laughable comparison. The only similarity between the two is they both were elected in a democratic system. However, Hitler, after he was elected, killed off his political opponents and established a dictatorship. He limited the people's freedoms, and increased the governments power.

My opponent also says that he improved the economy. However true that maybe in the short run, in the long run he didn't. In the final 3 years, when the Germans where beggining to suffer defeats and mass losses, the economy began to suffer. By the end of the war, most of her industries were destroyed or damaged and set back even further than before the war. In all, Germany's economy would have been better off without him.
Debate Round No. 3
JohnDWigingham

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Theunkown 1 year ago
Theunkown
If anything, Hitler made the economy worse because consumer products were given up for military products.
Posted by Theunkown 1 year ago
Theunkown
Hitler didn't really recover the economy, this is a misconception that even I used to fall for. The German economy suffered its worst already and things could only get better, even if Hitler wasn't chancellor, the economic recovery would have happened. The only difference would have been that employment would have been in consumer industry wihtout Hitler rather than arms industry in our timeline.
Posted by Jonbonbon 1 year ago
Jonbonbon
Yeah, con sort of has a point on this one.
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