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Describe the main events in Hitler's political career from 1918 to 1920.

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1. Describe the main events in Hitler's political career from 1918 to 1920. Hitler's political career was initiated in 1918 when the First World War ended and the Treaty of Versailles was signed. The way in which Germany had been disgraced by the Treaty made Hitler consider a career in politics, he felt that he could make Germany great again. So in 1919, as an army political agent Hitler joined the DAP and then, when he was made the party's propaganda chief he resigned from the army to devote his time to building up the party. In 1920 the party changed it's name to the NSDAP and Hitler introduced his 25 point program which highlighted the main aims and beliefs of the party, including a call for the abandonment of the Treaty of Versailles. ...read more.

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The German many people had lost faith in the Weimar Republic and there was a lot of anti-Weimar feeling around Germany at this time. The Treaty of Versailles had also stated that France were allowed t occupy the Ruhr which was a major industrial area for Germany. This fact really made many Germans bitter. Hitler thought that this was the time to seize power, as many people would support him because they were sick of the Weimar government. Hitler also thought that the government would not put up much of a defence if he tried to seize power. Hitler chose the month of November to try to seize power because it was the same month that the First World War had ended. ...read more.

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The fact that Hitler was arrested showed how unprepared he was and how badly the Putsch failed. 4. In what ways did the events of November 1923 change the political views of Hitler and the Nazi party in the years up 1930? In November 1923, Hitler had tried to seize power by use of force, and failed. This made him re-think his views and so he decided to try to gain power legally and without force. His aim was to get the party voted in as government legally. However, to do this he first needed to get the party known throughout Germany. Hitler put Joseph Goebbels in charge of propaganda and through posters, newspapers and cinema the nazi party became well known. Hitler gave many speeches and people began to give him more support. The party's views remained the same, it still stood for; nationalism, socialism and anti-semitism but the way in which it conveyed it's message was different. ...read more.

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