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Germany 1918-19451. All of the points have factors that helped Hitler into power and consequently the start of World War 2. I have chosen to discuss the MUNICH PUTCSH.

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Sara Rider 11A Depth Study A: Germany 1918-1945 1. All of the points have factors that helped Hitler into power and consequently the start of World War 2. I have chosen to discuss the MUNICH PUTCSH. In November 1923, Hitler believed that the moment had finally come for him to topple the Weimer government. The Weimer government was set up immediately after the First World War to provide a new system of government to Germany. However in new government soon ran into difficulties. It was highly unpopular with the German people because of its association with the hated treaty of Versailles which was signed in the palace of Versailles in France in January 1919 which said that Germany had surrendered and took full blame for starting the War. The government was preoccupied with the economic crisis. Stresemann had just called off Germany's passive resistance in Ruhr. On the 8th of November Hitler hijacked a local government meeting and announced that he was taking over the government of Bavaria. The old German war hero Lundendorff joined him in this act. Nazi storm troopers began taking over official buildings, however the very next day the Weimer government fought back the police rounded up the storm troopers and in the process 16 Nazis were killed by German police. The rebellion broke up in chaos. Adolf Hitler escaped in a car whilst Lundendorff and the other Nazi rebels stayed with the armed police. ...read more.


Most importantly from the time in jail due to the failure of the Munich putsch, the Nazi's used their trials, especially Hitler, to promote their cause. In the witness box he condemned the 12 men that signed the Treaty of Versailles who were called the ' November criminals� and he condemned the Treaty itself. A leaflet was published which was a tribute to the honour and bravery of the Nazi members who died during the putsch. The trial and well-stocked propaganda of this quite short period produced much interest and even more support for the Nazi party and therefore helped Hitler in his rise to power. A short-term cause of the success of the Nazi party is the Enabling Law. When Hitler was appointed chancellor in 1933 he felt that he did not have as much power as he could have. He proposed the Enabling act that would reduce the Reichstag's powers. This change required a two-thirds majority vote in the meeting of the newly elected Reichstag. He achieved this by expelling all communist MP's of the Reichstag. Then made an agreement with the centre party that in return for the Enabling act power the church would have a special guarantee of safety. The Law was passed and Hitler had an ultimate power of the people of Germany. What better and quicker way to rise to the top of the democracy. ...read more.


A good example would be his wife Eva Braun. Incidentally Hitler didn't care about the Jewish that had made huge contributions to the German nation. He was fully prepared to kill every Jewish person in Germany. He led the German people to believe that it was the Jews who had made their lives like this and his one of his goals that he managed was too kill as many Jewish citizens as possible. 6 million was the estimated total at the end of the war. In conclusion if you look at all the noted reasons you will understand that they all play an important role in Hitler's rise to power in Germany. Every one of these reasons links to another. Another good move for Hitler was taking Germany out of the league of Nations in the early 30's he was ready to take the world into his own hands. Hitler's power in Germany was obvious. He was what Germany wanted needed at that time they needed some one strong to rule their motherland that was in so much crisis during that period. If things had been different in Germany then maybe Hitler would have never rose to power. If he didn't though then inevitably some one else would have done and toppled the weak Weimer government. Even if Hitler never became powerful then I still firmly believe that World War 2 still would have taken place. Germany still would have broken out against their treatment after the First World War making the war that succeeded inevitable. ...read more.

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