Industrial development in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe during World War II

Domonkos Endre (2017) Industrial development in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe during World War II. IMBUSINESS. pp. 7-27. ISSN 2498-7174

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The industrial development of Central, Eastern and Southeastern European countries during the Second World War was linked closely with the German war economy. The main endeavour of the Nazi leadership was to force the countries of the region to produce agricultural products and raw materials for Germany. Between the spring of 1938 and the summer of 1941 the countries of East Central Europe lost either their independence, thus they were totally subjugated both economically and politically to German interests, or became the allies of Nazi Germany. As far as the region of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe was concerned, we had to distinguish three different categories of states: 1. The first group comprised of Austria and the territories of Bohemia and Moravia, which were incorporated into the Third Reich before World War II. 2. The satellite states (Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia), which were under the tight economic, political and military control of Nazi Germany and 3. finally, Poland and Yugoslavia, which were occupied and subjugated by the Germans. During World War II these countries were hit by permanent military operations. The objective of my essay is to give a brief overview of the industrial development of Central and Eastern and Southeastern European countries during World War II. I focused on analysing the consequences of the German war economy on the industrial development of the region. In this context, it is important to analyse the main factors, which determined the situation of war time industries.

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Nemzetközi és Európa-tanulmányok Intézeti Tanszék


Budapesti Gazdasági Főiskola

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ipari fejlődés, II. világháború, Kelet-Európa, Közép-Európa, Délkelet-Európa
Depositing User: Szabó Zoltán
Identification Number: 3317760
Date Deposited: 2018. Jan. 29. 09:53
Last Modified: 2018. Feb. 17. 13:55

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