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Block, 1942. Social Research 9(3):356-370

German Methods of Allocating Raw Materials
Herbert Block

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 9, No. 3 (Fall 1942): 356-370

EXCERPT: Germany entered this war with an all-embracing system of allocation, a system that can be traced to the currency troubles of 1834, which resulted in the licensing of imports. In fact, as early as 1931, under the strains of the depression, an indirect system of controlling imports had been established, through exchange control and devisen quotas. But with the breakdown of German exports, and the development of an unfavorable balance of trade, purely monetary control proved ineffective, and therefore, in the fall of 1934, a priority system was introduced. Its purpose was to restrict imports in accordance with the Hitler program for expanding specific sectors of domestic production, especially the armament sector...
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