Economic issues

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German banknotes being baled as waste paper

Before the start of World War One, Germany was the most economically advanced nation in Europe. It was second only in the world to the USA. The war and its aftermath left Germany economically broken.

How did Germany deal with its economic problems? How did these difficulties affect the German people? How successful was Germany in dealing with these problems?

You may have many more questions. Read this section to see if Germany solved its problems, and also the result of its efforts.

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