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

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

Extracts from this document...


CRAIG BARTLETT 11TRO HISTORY COURSEWORK QU1 Choose any one reason from the list and explain how it contributed to Hitler's rise to power. (8) The Treaty of Versailles happened fourteen years before Hitler came to Hitler. Even so I believe this to be one of the major events, which helped Hitler into power. Hitler fought for his country in world war one and like most Germans, felt betrayed and shame by the terms of the treaty of Versailles. Some of the terms meant that Germany lost a lot land, they weren't a loud any of their men in the Ruhr, they weren't a loud to join the league of nations for many years, were made to pay reparations, there army was limited to 100,000 men, they weren't aloud a navy and the worst insult of all they were made to accept the blame for the war. He wanted revenge on this. The worst term for many Germans was the fact that they had to except the blame for the war, which in many German eyes was untrue they believed that it wasn't completely their fault this shamed the whole country. This event was to give Hitler inspiration and 'the fuel' to become German leader. He had something on his side. Both the German people and Hitler hated the terms of the treaty. If Hitler hadn't intervened then many of the terms would have still been present today. ...read more.


the publicity Hitler got from the Munich Putsch incident and the inspiration he got from the treaty of Versailles) The short-term factors were more direct in giving Hitler power in Germany. For example the enabling law gave Hitler basically complete control of Germany. This took place in 1933, which was the finale in giving Hitler power. All the events, Hitler used to his advantage. The treaty of Versailles (which is a long-term cause for Hitler coming to power) gave Hitler inspiration and something he could promise the German people he'd get rid of something they hated. The Munich Putsch was a great event in many ways for the nazi party and Hitler. It made Hitler think that he needed to use democracy rather than violence to earn support. The trial for the Munich Putsch gave Hitler and the nazi party a great deal of publicity. Hitler also gained a lot more of control of the nazi party. As a result of the Munich Putsch Hitler was sent to jail, this had an advantage and a disadvantage. During his time Hitler was able was put all his ideas into a book called 'Mein Kampfe'. By the time Hitler was released from jail Germany was no longer a country in depression it was a stable country again, which was a big set back for Hitler. Hitler would not have come to power with just the long-term causes or just the short-term causes, to come into power Hitler them both. ...read more.


The fact that Hitler was a good speaker was a real advantage for him. He impressed a lot of people with his speaking. This meant he could persuade into his way of thinking. He promised that Germany would be powerful again this sort of statement would have convinced most people, even the people who hadn't supported him before. The reason that I think that Hitler being a good speaking was the most important reason along with the depression was that when he wanted to get his ideas and views across in a positive manor he could. I believe that the long-term factors were a lot less important to Hitler becoming chancellor than the short-term causes, Simply because the long-term factors didn't directly get Hitler into power. The Munich Putsch took place ten years before Hitler came into power, although it was important I don't think it was very important compared to the depression. Before the depression Hitler hadn't really made any progress since he had started his political journey, he was no closer to becoming chancellor then he was after the Munich Putsch. I think that the depression really changed the direction of Hitler, and put the advantage back towards Hitler. Without the depression I don't Hitler would have stood a chance of becoming chancellor, and his speaking influenced so many people it had to be counted as one of the most important reasons for Hitler's success. Both these reasons contributed in Hitler's success a great deal. ...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

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. What was the most important reason for Hitler's rise to power?

    Political scheming is an important factor because it is mostly by chance that Hitler came to power. Papen couldn't control the Reichstag and had to ask for article 48 to be passed so he could do what he wanted. Papen, Franz von (1879-1969), German politician.

  2. Hitlers rise to power

    declare the take over and shortly after started to invade other important government buildings. Although Hitler had noted correctly Germany's mood towards the current government he was not supported in his efforts as strongly as he thought he would be.

  1. The weak Weimar government was a major factor in Hitler rise to power, however ...

    threat than the Social Democrats, another critical mistake in the Weimar government. Hitler was single-minded in his actions and would accept nothing but the role of chancellor ant any cost. Hitler's rise was helped along vastly by the weak Weimar government and the groups surrounded it such as the conservative elite's.

  2. Hitler's Rise to Power

    At first, they refused and wanted to start war again. However, the government quickly realized they couldn't afford to go to war. Hitler, and many others, channeled their hatred towards the Treaty of Versailles at the Weimar Republic for signing the treaty.

  1. The economic depression was the most important factor in Hitler's rise to power, discuss.

    This meant that Hitler could use billboards and the cinema to help P01 broadcast his speeches and the Nazi ideas. The Young Plan campaigns also meant that the German's were aware that Hitler strongly opposed the Weimar Republic and the Treaty of Versailles.

  2. How did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler’s rise to power?

    Nazi storm trooper began taking over official buildings. However the next day police began rounded up storm troopers and 16 died. The rebellion was put down. Hitler miscalculated the mood of the German people. The Munich Putsch though was only a short-term catastrophe for him.

  1. adolf hitler

    Once again Hitler's efforts had ended in failure. After the war Hitler was stationed in Munich, the capital of Bavaria. While Hitler was in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, Kurt Eisner, leader of the Independent Socialist Party, declared Bavaria a Socialist Republic.

  2. Hitler's Rise to Power

    However when they met, Hitler demanded to be chancellor. Hindenburg refused to appoint Hitler because he believed him to be too violent and insolent. Hitler was in a very powerful position due to his large number of votes and he refused to serve under Papen, who Hindenburg had made Chancellor.

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