However the sources are different in n terms of whom they blame for the problems in West Germany. Whilst source D suggests that the housing problems are the at the fault of the regulations put by the state; source E on the other hand implies that, according to the German Housing Minister’s points of view, the people of West Germany are very selfish and are the ones to blame for the economic problems. Finally the sources also differ in the problems that they address; source D discusses the concerns of housing, source E is more directed at concerns in the general economy of west Germany. In terms of content, both sources D and E imply that the government need to take action to deal with the housing and general economic problems, which have arisen in West Germany. However source D’s overall content is focused on the ‘unnaturally low” rent for housing, and how single occupants are selfish by taking over all of the houses.
Some historians have focused on the holocaust as a product of trends in German History. Explain how this approach has contributed to our understanding of the holocaust. Has this approach any disadvantages and shortcomings? The approach dictates that the holocaust was ultimately the result of the societal changes exclusively within German culture during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century; that the genocide was the ultimate ramification of various historical ‘trends’ i.e. the changes in the mechanisms of ‘volkisch’ anti-semitism and how it developed throughout the preceding decades, with particular scholarly movements including the inception of scientific racism, the volkisch movement in correspondence with new imperialism and militant nationalism.
The Tariff placed high taxes on imports leading to a decline in international trade. The United States held many loans with European countries that began to default. Reduction in international market spending in the US, coupled with the high tariffs placed on foreign countries led to unemployment abroad and foreign countries were forced to impose their own tariffs on other countries (Kelly, n.d.). The Great Depression was perhaps most devastating to the individual and family. The Depression was recorded to have decreased the marriage rate which helped lead to a decline in the birth rate.
John majors government came into office after the downfall of Margret Thatcher, which ultimately created divisions within the party. Not only did the party suffer from the internal conflict but also faced the problems of the recession after the ‘Lawson boom’. In order to stabilise the economy he joined the ERM getting a good deal but ultimately resulting in ‘black Wednesday’ causing Major to raise interest rates to 15%. This was political suicide and he soon lost the support of the press we had once relied so much on to get re-elected in 1992. The housing market also plummeted leading to negative equity, which the majority of the working class could not afford resulting in the repossession of their houses combined with the drastic increase in unemployment Britain was in a mess.
What Evans means by this is that the desperation of the people led them to polarising their votes and seeing radical leaders like Hitler as a solution to the mess that Germany had become. Hitler took advantage of this, and from there was able to play a huge role in the collapse of the Weimar Republic. The economic strain that Germany was placed under was also a major impact of the Depression on the collapse of the Republic. Firstly, the Depression had the obvious impact of the debt rising and the banking crises however, there were a number other impacts. Germany relied heavily on international trade for resources; almost one third of their resources came from overseas.
Evaluate the success or otherwise of urban regeneration schemes in combating the causes and consequences of urban decline (40 marks) Urban decline is caused by many factors including the development of the suburbs, leading to migration of the upper and middle class workers but is mostly effected by de-industrialisation, resulting in big corporations leaving the region, taking skilled workers and trade with them and causing large scale unemployment. This can cause an even bigger spiral of decline as low income levels mean people can’t afford high quality housing, education or health and then investment into the area starts to leave which leaves the infrastructure to crumble and social standards start to slip. Therefore, to help encourage development in these areas, the government and the people often create schemes to help regenerate the area. One cause of urban decline is the emigration of workers out of an area usually into the suburbs in a search for a nicer environment and better quality of living. This can often lead to the abandonment of buildings which soon become overgrown and derelict.
Exam Question 1 Deprivation is the damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a society. A key statistic that stands out in the data is that Liverpool has 50% of very high levels of household deprivation. This shows that the biggest need for regeneration is in Liverpool by far. The deprivation in Liverpool could be due to the industrial decline suffered in Merseyside during the 1980’s. When a city suffers an industrial decline, there is often a rise in unemployment, and there will also be a lot of derelict and unused land left behind.
“How far was concern over Booth and Rowntree’s findings the real reason for the Liberal reforms between 1906 and 1914?” By the early twentieth century the Liberal Government was concerned that Britain was losing her status as a major industrial and military power. The reports of Booth and Rowntree found that 1/3 of the British population lived in poverty. It suggested that this was a main factor effecting employment, education, disease, life expectancy and more. This could be argued to be the main reason that evoked a sense of urgency for change from the people and the liberal Government. However, other reasons also played a part.
The dramatic economic downturn in the world economy that hurt so many workers starting in 2008 only accelerated a decades-long trend toward more precarious jobs and the unstable hours, low wages, minimal benefits and insecurity that this work means for so many, as led decline in union membership and activities. First is the emergence of an increasingly competitive business environment, in which firms have
The Nazis represented the return of traditional German values which went down well with the middle class people. The first two points are linked because the person are losing money already and if the country becomes a communist country then the businesses and land owners will lose more money therefore a big aspect in the great depression was that Germany was losing a lot of money. Hitler and the Nazi party gained a lot of supporters who voted for them at the elections. This was because Hitler appealed to them and was meeting their needs. I believe that Germany becoming a communist country was more of a big problem than families losing because once Germany became a communist country they were most likely going to stay like that for a long time however with the money lost the families could always find new jobs.