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Factors which helped Hitler to become a dictator.

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Nazi Germany Coursework (3) There were many factors which helped Hitler to become a dictator, one of which was the Treaty of Versailles. This removed power, wealth, and military force from Germany, and maybe more importantly it humiliated Germnay and it's people. The citizens of Germany started to resent their government for signing the treaty. However the treaty of versailles was not the most important reason for Hitler's coming to power. There are other equally, and maybe more, important factors that helped him, such as the great depression, the Reichstag fire, and other events like the Beerhall Putsch. The great depression aided Hitler and the Nazis greatly. People in Germany lost their money, their homes, and their possessions. People were also forced to queue in the streets for their food, as they could not afford to buy their own. Another 'benefit' was that over 6,000,000 people became unemployed. They mostly blamed the government for what was happening, so they started to listen to extremist parties (like the Nazis) ...read more.

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Hitler needed another way to earn power, as he could not get an outright majority in the Reichstag. Although he had more seats than the other individual parties, they could still combine their number of seats, to create an overall majority over Hitler. He managed to persuade the Reichstag to pass another new law. This was called the Enabling Law. This gave Hitler the power to enforce new laws, without the Reichstag's concent. The power that the Enabling law gave Hitler, meant that he could do anything he wanted. He could now carry out his plans, that he hoped would solve the problems in Germany. These plans included re-building a German army, and re-taking the land that was lost to Germany, after worl war one. No-one could stop Hitler from within Germany, as he had become a dictator. In 1934, Hitler started to run into some obstacles. A German officer named Ernst Roehm, who had control over the German military, wanted to combine the forces of the SA and the SS together to create one large army. ...read more.

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Although he was sentenced to 5 years in prison, he only served 9 months. However during this time, Hitler could plan everything that he wanted to do once he had been released. Hitler did infact write all of his plans, in a book called 'Mein Kampf' of 'My Struggle'. The Treaty of Versailles was not the most important reason for Hitler coming to power. There were lots of events which were mostly all as importnat as each other. In many cases one event could not have occurred without another. Without the great depression people would not have turned from trusting the government, to supporting Hitler. Without the Treaty of Versailles the people of Germany would not have had a grudge against their government, right from the beginning. Without the Reichstag fire Hitler could not have persuade the Reichstag that Germany was under the threat ov communist attack, and inevetably the Enabling law would not have been passed. Although on their own some events may not look any more imporant than others, when combined together they reveal Hitler's rise to power. . Daniel Clark 10BH ...read more.

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