Foreign Trade in German Economy

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Nazi Emphasis on Promotion of Exports

In September, 1936, Germany launched a Four-Year Plan which was heralded by the more radical National Socialists as a vehicle for attainment of autarchy, or economic self-sufficiency, to be achieved by intensification of efforts already being made to expand agricultural production and to develop substitutes for foreign raw materials. Although the Reich has made considerable progress in those directions, it has not been able to free itself of dependence on other countries for a part of its food and raw-material ...

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