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I'm looking for those videos and pod casts that Stefan has done in which he discusses the true reason for the post war West German economic miracle.  My daughter is currently learning about the post war period in school (private of course) but is still only receiving the myth of the Marshall plan as the savior of Europe.

-Daniel

 

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- The Korean War
- The relocation of big industrisal companies from Eastern Germany / Prussia to Western Germany
- Unions and big companies working together
- The industrial capacity itself wasn't as effected as the residential destricts
- The US industry had a major advantage when it came to productivity. The rapid growth is largely the catching up process to American standards.

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Marshall plan has done little for Germany, it were just 1.5 billion dollar in loans - really not that much. The real cause was the free market currency reform of 1948 executed by Ludwig Erhard. Add high IQ, hard working population - and the miracle is yours.

 

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The relocation of big industrisal companies from Eastern Germany / Prussia to Western Germany

Just people! All equipment was stolen by Soviets - they still used it in the 1980s, I saw it myself.

 

On 2/6/2018 at 11:21 PM, ofd said:

- The Korean War
- Unions and big companies working together
- The industrial capacity itself wasn't as effected as the residential destricts
- The US industry had a major advantage when it came to productivity. The rapid growth is largely the catching up process to American standards.

Make no sense to me.

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Just people! All equipment was stolen by Soviets - they still used it in the 1980s, I saw it myself. 

If you dont have the know how, setting up stolen equipment is cargo cult production. Western Germany had both the knowledge and the capital to start production soon after the war.

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The real cause was the free market currency reform of 1948 executed by Ludwig Erhard.

Every European country, except the UK, had a boom after WW2.

 

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Make no sense to me.

The unions and the employer generally work together, which makes Germany different from neighbouring countries where strikes were a frequent nuisance.

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17 hours ago, ofd said:

The unions and the employer generally work together, which makes Germany different from neighbouring countries where strikes were a frequent nuisance.

I live here, you are wrong. At the time in question unions had not the power, and today they are just the usual socialist crap, concerned only with preservation of power.

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I live here, you are wrong.

Do tell me more about the IG-Metall Südwest ;)

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On 6/5/2018 at 3:14 PM, ofd said:

Do tell me more about the IG-Metall Südwest ;)

I won't, I have been self-employed, almost my entire life

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In other words, you have no clue about concepts like betriebliche Mitbestimmung?

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