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Choose any one reason from the list and explain how it contributed to Hitler’s rise to power

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DEPTH STUDY A: GERMANY, 1918 - 1945 ASSIGNMENT A: OBJECTIVES 1 and 2 Question 1: Choose any one reason from the list and explain how it contributed to Hitler's rise to power. (8) For this question I am going to be using the Munich Putsch and explain how it contributed to Hitler's rise to power. Although I am mainly going to be talking about the Munich Putsch, I will also show and explain how it links to other reasons. The Munich Putsch happened on the 9th November 1923. It all started the night before, when Adolf Hitler announced his plans in a Munich beer hall, having burst in on a meeting. He told the people inside that the hall was surrounded by men of his private army, the Sturm Abteilung (S.A). He said that they were going to take over the government of Bavaria and then march on Berlin. The following day Hitler led around 3000 supporters to the centre of Munich. Maybe this was an early sign of his oratory skills, being able to gain support in such a short space of time. Hitler and all of his supporters were met in Munich by armed Bavarian Police, the Munich Putsch was put to a stop. ...read more.

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He managed to get his message across to the people of Germany. The long-term effects of the Munich Putsch were that Hitler's time in prison made him think about the Nazi Party's strategy. He came out of prison after 9 months and decided that the Nazi Party would be democratic, and that they would get power the legal way, through the polls. This had a huge effect on his rise to power. It changed the whole strategy of the Nazis and the way they done things. If Hitler hadn't of decided that power would be got through the polls, he might not have been half as powerful as if he'd have tried to muscle his way into power. The Treaty of Versailles is one of Hitler's main reasons for his rise to power. Without it he would not have had a message, something he could relate to with the people. This is a long-term cause because it set out the Nazi party's message; it did not have a direct effect. This cause links very closely with Hitler's oratory, personality and leadership. In his speeches he would build up to a tantrum like rave about his hatred of the T of V and how he hated the people who had signed it. ...read more.

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This is one of the most important reasons because it gave Hitler the political recognition he needed. It gave him that extra bit of power. Most of the political leaders thought they could 'tame' Hitler and use him to get to the top. They were very wrong, they all underestimated him. This is important but I don't think it is the most important subject. The last subject I will talk about is the Enabling Law. The Enabling Law gave Hitler almost total control over Germany. It gave him more power than he had ever had. I think this subject links very closely with Papen and Hindenburgs decision to appoint him as Chancellor because they were both big mile-stones for Hitler. Overall I think this is a very important reason. I don't think you could put these reasons into an order of importance, as each reason was important in its own way. However if I was to put the reasons into a most important and not as important list it would be as follows: Very Important Important * The Treaty of Versailles * The economic depression * The decision by Papen and Hindenburg to appoint him as Chancellor in 1933 * The Enabling Law * The Munich Putsch * Hitler's oratory, personality and leadership All reasons were important but there is no way of singling one reason out as being the most important. Danny Smith 11.1 ...read more.

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