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Describe Hitler’s Political Career Between 1918-1922

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Describe Hitler's Political Career Between 1918-1922 Hitler fought in the First World War and ended up being shot and blinded by a gas attack. Hitler was very proud of his country and the army. He was a very brave soldier who would do anything for his country. In 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles was signed, Hitler became devastated and felt that he and Germany had been betrayed by the Government. He was so devastated with the Treaty of Versailles because he had fought and put his life at risk, just for Germany to sign the treaty and taking the blame for starting the war. This made Hitler even more "anti-democracy." The reason he was against democracy was because he thought it led to a weak government. Hitler didn't like everyone being able to vote as he was "Right wing" and hated communists. He thought some people weren't good enough to vote especially Jews because, to him, they were inferior. ...read more.


At first Hitler was Reluctant to join the party, but as he was urged by his commanding officer, he eventually agreed to join. Hitler was only the fifty-fourth person to join the DAP. Hitler was immediately asked to join the executive committee and later on he was appointed the party's propaganda manager. Hitler then brought several members of his army into the party, which included one of his commanding officers, Captain Ernst Roehm. Roehm's arrival was a very important development as he had access to the army political fund and was able to transfer some of the money to the DAP. Hitler used some of this money to advertise their meetings. This helped to attract more people. During the meetings Hitler was often the main speaker and it was this, that helped him develop the techniques that made him into such a persuasive orator. Hitler would always arrive late to the meetings. ...read more.


Hitler's powerful and impressive speeches also helped build up the membership of the party. In autumn 1921, Hitler successfully challenged for leadership of the party. Violence often erupted during Hitler's speeches. This was due to his supporter's emotions of anger and his passionate speeches. In September 1921, Hitler was sent to prison for being part of a mob who beat up a rival politician. This showed that Hitler was willing to do anything to get into power, even if it meant breaking the law. When Hitler was released from prison, he set up his own private army called the S.A. ( Sturm Abterilung) The S.A were also known as the brown shirts. They wore brown shirts, grey jackets, swastika armbands and combat boots. The S.A's job was to disrupt political meetings of political opponents and to protect Hitler. The S.A would parade through the streets of Munich carrying swastika Flags. At the end of the meeting, Hitler would make one of his powerful speeches that would encourage his supporter's to carry out violence against Jews. ...read more.

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