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Depth Study A - Germany 1918-45 Treaty Of Versailles The Treaty of Versailles helped Hitler's rise to power greatly. The Treaty was the main cause for Germany's suffering during the depression. The public did not like the treaty of Versailles because it took away 13 per cent of its land and 10 per cent of its population. Germany was also forced to pay reparations of �6600 million to their allies for the damaged caused in WW1. In addition to this the Treaty was a humiliation. People thought this was very harsh and too drastic, this was another reason why the Treaty was hated by the public. Hitler blamed the Weimar government for signing the Treaty. He believed that Germany could have carried on fighting in WW1, but instead the government stabbed them in the back and surrendered without a fight. The government became known as the November Criminals and many Germans agreed with Hitler's opinion of the Weimar government. ...read more.


The SA, which stands for Sturm Abteilung was a paramilitary organisation that paraded in full military uniform, wearing the Nazi swastika. Its main task was to protect Nazi meetings and disrupt those of its opponents. This attracted many unemployed soldiers and the SA soon developed a reputation for being very violent against those who opposed the Nazis. By 1932, Nazi seats in the Reichstag had risen from 12 in 1928 to 230, which was 37.3 percent of votes. This made the Nazi party the most popular in the Reichstag. However, despite Hitler's popularity President Hindenburg despised Hitler and made Franz Von Papen chancellor. Eventually a supporter of Von Papen decided that he himself should be chancellor and a struggle for power started between them. This resulted in power being handed over to Hitler. This was because of his popularity, and President Hindenburg couldn't afford to disappoint the public again. ...read more.


Germany was unable to pay for this. This meant that they had give away land and population. Hitler blamed the government for signing the treaty of Versailles, who were shortly after known as the November criminals. The Treaty of Versailles was a long term cause because Hitler was still blaming them for the damage of Germany during the 1930's. He gained a lot of public support while he was leader of the Nazi party because of the Treaty when it came down to him making his public speeches because he would explain to them how he was going to make Germany great again. This gave the Nazis a lot of votes, making them the most popular party in Reichstag. Because Hitler had kept up with his plans for 6 years, despite the fact that it was not going anywhere at some points, he did not give up. This showed the public he had great leadership skills and he would not give up on the public, unlike the German government to signed the treaty and "stabbed Germany in the back." ...read more.

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