Adolf Hitler was able to utilize the punishments levied against Germany by the Treaty of Versailles to rally political support for the goals of the Nazi Party. The Germans were greatly harmed by reparations and loss of territory to the point that their economy was in shambles. The citizens of Germany were desperate and Hitler's rallying cry was to restore German industrial and military might. This appealed to a large segment of Germans that were suffering from inflation and poverty. Germany lost important territory such as the Saar coalfield that legitimately harmed its ability to resume industry. Additionally, the Germans lost territory to France, Belgium, Denmark and Austria that displaced thousands of people of German descent. Hitler appealed to German nationalism in his goal of reuniting all of the German people that had been displaced.