• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

“After the Putsch failed Hitler decided to use democratic methods to become leader of Germany”

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

"After the Putsch failed Hitler decided to use democratic methods to become leader of Germany" Before the Munich Putsch in November 1923. Hitler's aims were to overthrow the Government, to make Germany a stronger and better country, to create a master race, to destroy the Treaty of Versailles and to become Leader of Germany. His methods in doing this were violent and illegal, not democratic whatsoever. After the Munich Putsch failing Hitler was sentenced to 5 years in jail but only served 9 months. Prison did not change him though, his aims were still the same and he still wanted to become an all powerful Leader of Germany, therefore his aims did not change since the beginning of the Munich Putsch, but his thinking time in prison made him realise that his method in trying to forfill his aims were wrong and that he had to take a different approach to how he was going to this. ...read more.

Middle

This helped Hitler because he would bribe people into voting for him. Another change he made was the number of Nazi organisations he created. Hitler set up associations for different types of groups like 'Hitler Youth', 'The German Girls League', 'The Nazi Students League', 'The Nazi Teachers League' and many more. This made the German people felt like they belonged to a group and that they were contributing into making Germany a better and stronger country. The propaganda that Hitler produced was everywhere, people couldn't help but be enthralled by the posters, mass meetings, rallies, newspapers and leaflets that were spread from town to town. This helped Hitler by increasing the amount of people that voted for the Nazis as they seemed the strongest, most impressive party in Germany. ...read more.

Conclusion

Resultantly this scared people for their lives and joined the Nazi party out of terror. This was one thing that excluded itself from Hitler's new democratic image. This method was also illegal. To answer the question, it can therefore be seen that Hitler did use democratic methods to become the leader of Germany. However, it is also important to see that although he did use democratic methods, it did not necessarily mean that democracy was one of his strong beliefs. Adolf Hitler did not really believe in democracy and his methods were simply a way of winning the votes of the German people. It is important to remember that Hitler's aims were still the same from before the Munich Putsch, its just his methods in forfilling those aims that had changed and had won him the right to finally proceed with his actions, resulting to the Leadership of Germany and what was soon to be, attempted world domination. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Germany 1918-1939 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a star student thought of this essay

3 star(s)

Response to the question

The structure of the student's essay is very good and consequently aided the fluency of the essay. The argument was very evident and well supported and hence, the conclusion was very strong. However, the introduction failed to give an overview ...

Read full review

Response to the question

The structure of the student's essay is very good and consequently aided the fluency of the essay. The argument was very evident and well supported and hence, the conclusion was very strong. However, the introduction failed to give an overview to answering the question and the student has adopted a systematic and chronological approach to answering the question instead - demonstrating knowledge of what happens before, then during and after. I would suggest that the introduction needs to address the question immediately - i.e. by suggesting (as the student later implies) that the methods Hitler used were changed to being democratic because it would gain him more support but as always, there were also other things that tied in to help Hitler pave his way to becoming leader of Germany. This latter point, is something many students forget to address (or 'skim' over the details) but this student has done well not to fall into this common pitfall.

Level of analysis

The student gives many examples to back up their argument which is great, but is actually superfluous. One or two is enough to demonstrate the understanding and to illustrate a point in the argument. On the other hand, if one of the examples were explained further (this essay demonstrates a good attempt) then the marks will be higher. One thing I personally felt was missing from the essay was the writing of "My Struggle" by Hitler during his months in prison. I believe that through the book, others were able to understand Hitler more and gained him fame - likewise the Putsch also put Hitler into a new peak in his bid to change Germany. This said, a strong conclusion and argument was still very evident. Yet, I would disagree to the concluding line of Hitler's "world domination" as I would argue that Hitler's main aim was always race purity which would lead to world domination rather than world domination alone (a slight difference to that suggested by the student).

Quality of writing

Apart from one spelling mistake and a few questionable comma usages, the grammar and spelling are sound in this essay. The student has used the appropriate terms in the essay and followed a typical structure for the essay (chronological). Where marks fall in this essay is the failure of developing the examples made - the student writes well and needs to clarify the argument more and cannot assume that the examiner is able to see what they are implying in the essay.


Did you find this review helpful? Join our team of reviewers and help other students learn

Reviewed by crystalclearmagic 22/08/2012

Read less
Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Germany 1918-1939 essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Treaty Of versailles

    5 star(s)

    The exact figure of the reparations payments was �6600 million. This was an enormous figure which was impossible for Germany to pay in the current state of its economy.If the terms of the reparations payments had not changed under the Young Plan in 1929; Germany would not have stopped paying them until 1984.

  2. Women in Nazi Germany

    KDF was a large state controlled leisure organisation in Third Reich, a part of the German Labour Front. From 1933 it provided affordable leisure activities such as concerts, day-trips and holidays and large ships were also built specifically for KDF cruises.

  1. Nazi Germany Essay.

    Hitler thought it was important to teach children to be loyal to him, and to influence them as much as possible. Factory workers were encouraged to join the KdF (Kraft durch Freude), a Labour Front that provided leisure activities such as films and excursions.

  2. Weimar, 1918 - 1923

    over a hundred people; * At the event, he displayed his oratorical skills. KD Bracher "Hitler, in the narrow circle of this small party, developed organisational and speaking talents which within a short span of time carved out a special place for his party among the radical Right sectarians of Munich."

  1. "How influential was Hitler's role in the rise of the Nazi Party 1920-1933?"

    Historians such as Ian Kershaw in his book Hitler Hubris 1889-1936 states " the Nazi movement was no different to the Fascist movement in Italy or the Communist revolution in Russia. All 3 movements were similar in the fact that Mussolini, Lenin and Hitler were seen as the centre to the whole ideology.

  2. To what extent did the Nazis achieve an economic miracle in Germany between 1933-1939?

    Before the crash, 1.25 million people were unemployed in Germany. By the end of 1930 the figure had reached nearly 4 million, 15.3 per cent of the population. Even those in work suffered as many were only working part-time. With the drop in demand for labour, wages also fell and those with full-time work had to survive on lower incomes.

  1. What was the reaction of young people to the Hitler Youth/BDM ?

    parents were constantly threatened of being deployed to a concentration camp, was amazed by the marching Hitler youth and also how much fun he actually had in the HJ 9. One would expect that he experienced exactly the opposite and hated the HJ; the fact that he liked it makes

  2. Why did the Night of the Long Knives take place?

    The main goal of this was to overthrow the army and create a more social army known as the 'People's Army', which the current army would obviously strongly oppose. Therefore, by the 'Knight of the Long Knives' taking place, Hitler is showing his loyalty towards the army, and more importantly,

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work