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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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Yoni Frankel History Coursework 1. Choose any one reason from the list and explain how it contributed to Hitler's rise to power. In 1919 The Weimar Republic encountered harsh economic, social and political problems. After the new Democratic Republic signed the armistice it put Germany not only into an economic crisis, it also caused Ebert's Republic to get off to an unpopular start. The new government were branded 'The November Criminals' even though they weren't to be blamed, and were left little choice. Some people felt the government should be based on communism, and the Spartacist uprising in 1919 caused major political problems. In 1923 problems became more difficult, and it was seen as a major success to maintain political stability under these circumstances. Also in 1919, Hitler joined the newly formed German Workers' Party. Using his speaking skills and effective use of propaganda, Hitler became a crucial figurehead to the party. In 1920 Hitler helped establish the party's beliefs through its 25-point programme. ...read more.

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Hitler's supporters in the Bavarian government abandoned him, and the event. Meanwhile Hitler's troops marched into the city centre, but the police fired on them and the attempted putsch ended in a fiasco. Hitler was tried for treason, the outcome being his imprisonment for a five year sentence. The Newspaper, V�lkischer Beobachter, was banned along with the party itself. Hitler only served nine months, during which he wrote Mein Kampf, which contained Hitler's beliefs and ideas, although it was originally ignored. During his time in prison Hitler also revised his strategies. He realised he could only obtain power legally, and to do so he would have to persuade the German electorate to vote for him. After his release Hitler reaffirmed his control over the re-established National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP). Despite other challenges, Hitler remained the undisputed F�hrer of the party. The party built on its recruitment, canvassing, organisation and fundraising. Hitler also established the Hitler Youth and the SS his own personal bodyguard. ...read more.

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2. Using some of the causes on the list explain how both long term and short term causes contributed to Hitler's rise to power. One of the main long term causes which contributed to Hitler's rise in power was the Treaty of Versailles. It was a vindictive treaty which penalized Germany for its role in the First World War. It had many effects on Hitler's rise to power. The reparations figure of �6600 million put Germany into an economic crisis causing the Depression and hyperinflation. The people were furious with the 'diktat', and claimed the new Weimar government were to blame for the 'stab in the back' which put Germany into a political crisis. People soon came to realise the Treaty as a mistake, and sympathised with Germany because of the harsh Treaty. This aided Hitler in many ways. Firstly, due to political and economic crises, extremists such as Hitler were given more of an opportunity to succeed. After an unpopular start from Ebert's Republic, people's views of how the country should be governed changed. In his speeches Hitler attacked the government and, due to the circumstances he got the people's vote. ...read more.

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