USM Open Source History Text: The World at War: World History 1914-1945Main MenuIntroduction: A Mural as WindowOn Diego Rivera's Detroit IndustryThe World Around 1914, Part I: the Journey of Young GandhiThe World Around 1914, Part II: The Era of Nationalism and Imperialism (1848-1914)The First World WarThe Long Russian Revolution (1917 – 1929)The Decline of the West? Europe from 1919 – 1929A New Middle East: The Rise of the Middle East State SystemChina Between Qing Collapse and WWIILatin America Between Boom and Bust (1911-1929)Africa Under Colonial Rule: Politics and Race from 1914‐1939The United States from The First World War to the Great DepressionThe Great DepressionThree Varieties of Radicalism in the 1930s: Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Imperial JapanThree Responses to Modernity: Ho Chi Minh, Ibn Saud, and Getulio VargasThe Second World WarSeth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c
12017-07-14T23:06:50-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c192373plain2017-09-19T07:49:26-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929cAutarky means total economic self-sufficiency. This is what the Nazis wanted to achieve, a Germany that was no longer dependent on any other nation or people, a nation that could finally set beyond American or “Jewish” capitalism, that would see no limit to its war making capacity in terms of men or material. In a globalized world, however, autarky is impossible. We have seen how deeply the world has been connected in the previous chapters. Any attempt to sever oneself from the world system created an economy hopelessly deficient, as we would see by an deeper analysis of the Soviet system in the Cold War. The turn to autarky as a central regime policy meant a turn to war—and even toward the order in which war must come, first and foremost the securing of the rich resources and industrial bases of Germany’s neighbors as a state-setting to the great confrontation with Nazi Germany’s principle perceived threat, Stalin.