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2. Using some of the causes in the list and explainedhow both long-term and short-term causes contributed to Hitler's rise to power. Long term cause is a cause which causes an event but it happens a long time before the event, on the other hand a short-term cause also causes an event but it happens shortly before the event. The dividing line between long-term causes and short-term causes is about 5 years before Hitler rise to power; around 1928. This is because the events after 1928 caused a drastic change in Nazi's popularity in a very short time, and the events before 1928 did cause a change on Nazi's popularity but it was a change that took a long time. Short-term causes such as, The Munich Putsch, Hitler's oratory, personality and leadership and the decision by Papen and Hindenburgto appoint him as chancellor, caused Hitler come to power. ...read more.

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The decision by Papen and Hindenburg to appoint him as chancellor is the most important short-term cause.This is different from all the other causes because, it was because of his strong personality that Hindenburg doubted for a period. It would not work as well, if he didn't achieve support in fore hand.There is no way to dictatorship, if he was not appointed to chancellor at first. Everything he said and did now, was right, because he was making the rules. The enabling act destroyed parliamentary democracy and all other political parties which Hitler found useless. Mein Kampf was now practiced in real. Jews and opponents were swept away, followed by the independent trade unions, and all other parties. There was no chance for anybody to fight against Hitler any longer. ...read more.

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It is similar to the Treaty of Versailles because both were depressive and unavoidable. People were suffering from unemployment, hunger and homelessness. Their misery and hunger helped Nazis' support increase rapidly. The poor people got promised bread, work and hope. The poor people also felt betrayed by the Republic, so Hitler promised revenge. He got a good reason to beat up the Weimar goverment with a whole population backing him. This reason is different from other causes, because it was not caused by Germany it self, but Germany had impact on the depression because of the debts. All these causes toghether were a bomb that finally exploded when Hitler came to power as the long term causes as firstly explained were little by little giving Hitler reasons to acuse the weimar republic as traitors and silently convincing people that the old regime(dicatorship)worked better than the republic.The short term causes made up Hitler's image towards the German people and quckly afected Hitler's politic speech. ...read more.

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