TheDemocrat and the Dictator
TheDemocrat and the Dictator
Causeof the Problem
AdolfHitler believed that the World War 1 was the cause of the problemsGerman people were facing by 1933. According to Hitler (1933) “…Theunfortunate fate has overtaken us since November days of 1918resulting in the collapse of our home….” Resultantly, imbalanceof power took place with insane misconceptions of victory anddestruction of the confidence that existed between nations and theindustries of the world.
FranklinRoosevelt blames the distress on the improper actions of the moneychangers. He implied that the country was in such a state as a resultof fraudulent actions and poor decisions made. He blamed the bankingsector and their policies for the nation’s economic catastrophes.Roosevelt (1933) said that “…exchange of humankind’s goods havefailed, through their incompetence and stubbornness…practices ofunscrupulous money changers stand rejected by the public opinion….”
Todeal with unemployment, Hitler promised that his government wouldreorganize the business life, administrative, and fiscal systems ofthe Federal States and Communes. The move would help realize acontinued federal existence of the Reich. According to Hitler(1933)“…the National Government will couple with the tremendoustask of reorganizing business life a reorganization of administrativeand fiscal systems….”
Hitlerintroduced the necessary public work service as a means of offeringemployment. He would create jobs in rearmament industry. Hitler(1933) said that “Compulsory labor-service and back to the landpolicy…securing necessities of life include the performance ofsocial duties to the sick and aged (Hitler, 1933).” Many women werelaid off, and their jobs were given to men. National service for allyoung men was introduced from which they would join the army.
Franklinincreased employment by redistributing the industrial centers in therural and urban areas. He came up with projects to reorganize andstimulate the use of the natural resources. Roosevelt (1933) said,“Our greatest task is to put people to work… like we would treatthe emergency of war….” He also promised that the government willdirectly do recruitment to curb unemployment.
Forthe economic revival, Roosevelt promised a national planning forsupervision of all transport and communications sectors and same forbanking, credits, and investments. He suggested that the governmentcontrol over the public and private utilities.
Regardingthe economic revival, Hitler (1933) said, “The government sees thebest guarantee for the avoidance of any experiments which wouldendanger the currency.”. He promised to see into that the nationwill overcome the menace of communism. They would eliminate the classof madness and struggle.
Todeal with agriculture, Hitler promised that the government wouldoffer cheap government loans, farm inputs, fertilizers, livestock,and tractors to increase agricultural production.Mostof these materials would be manufactured in German companies. Hepromised the preservation of the farmers.
Torestore agriculture, Roosevelt pledged to raise the values ofagricultural products and ability to purchase the outputs. With such,he meant that farmers would be helped to prevent losses that wouldlead them to closures of farming. The Federal, local government, andthe State would act to reduce their farming costs.
Regardingthe foreign policy, Hitler reported that the National Governmentwould consider the mission of the right to live and the regaining ofthe Germans’ freedom. He was determined to end the chaotic state ofaffairs in the nation to restore a State of equal values and rights.According to him, Germanyasan instrument for securing and maintaining peace in the world(Hitler, 1933).
Inthe area of foreign policy, Roosevelt promised to restore thereputation by international economic readjustments. Roosevelt (1933)said “…I dedicate this nation to the policy of the goodneighbor….” According to him, a good neighbor respects himselfand the rights of others, his obligations and the sanctity of hisagreements with the world neighbors.
Rooseveltand Hitler had different ways of restoring their nations, but theybelieved in God as the foundation of their countries. They bothagreed that unity was the pillar to overcome the problems. Roosevelttalked about jobs, more rules on banking, better farming procedures,credits, and investments. The two were faced with almost similarissues, and thus their fixes were almost alike. They believed thatpeople needed a great change.
Berlin:Proclamation to the German Nation. (1933). Retrieved fromhttp://www.hitler.org/speeches/02-01-33.html
FranklinD. Roosevelt: First Inaugural speech. (1933). Retrieved fromhttp://www.bartleby.com/124/pres49.html