RF wrote:The shortage of foreign exchange was in part alleviated by the use of barter trade agreements and import substitution, it would not have inhibited domestic growth in the German economy.
The 1930's was a period of protectionist ''beggar thy neighbour'' policies so pursuing an open economy based on foreign trade wouldn't be that much of a success. For that reason I wouldn't regard foreign exchange constraints that significant.
lwd wrote: There certainly seemed to be planning for a rearmament.
lwd wrote:Except Germany relied on foreign resources to a large extent. Coal was one of the few she was self sufficient in. Food was not. The price of food had a significant impact on the domestic economy as did the price of raw materials.
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