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Hitler’s Political Career Between 1919 and 1922

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History Coursework (1) Hitler's Political Career Between 1919 and 1922 Adolf Hitler's political career started shortly after the First World War when he moved to Munich. Hitler gave evidence into a military investigation involving communism, an initiative he severely detested to the point of hate. Shortly after this ordeal, Hitler was asked to become an intelligence officer for the army. This occupation involved spying on local rogue political groups. Whilst Hitler was spying on the German Workers Party he attended many meetings. It was when Hitler was present at one of these meetings that world history was made. Whilst listening to a speaker Hitler became so incensed that he delivered a fierce harangue which impressed Anton Drexler, the leader of the party, greatly. Drexler was stunned by Hitler's masterful public speaking skills and immediately offered Hitler a place in the party. ...read more.


This was a list of ideas which Hitler planned to put into action when or if he finally took control of Germany. These ideas included the abolishment of the Treaty Of Versailles which pleased the vast majority of the German population enormously as this was the cause of Germany's poor state of affairs. Hitler also explained how democracy was the Achilles' heel of modern Germany thus leading onto the fact that he was the only man who could lead Germany and only with dictatorship could he achieve this, once in power Hitler promised to take back all the land which the Treaty Of Versailles embezzled. As the German Workers Party grew more and more into a party which could take control of Germany, Hitler became a more influential member of the party. As Hitler developed into a more powerful member of the party he made various changes. ...read more.


To quash all disorder and to break up rival political party meetings Hitler formed a private organisation, the Sturmabteilung or the SA for short, which consisted of thugs. This army were known to be very violent, they were lead by a particularly malevolent man called Ernst Rohan. The SA made people very uncomfortable which pressured them into join the Nazi party in fear. Although Hitler was an incredibly powerful man and by 1921 he had virtually secured the total control of the Nazi party, he was not liked by all Nazi's. While Hitler was away in Berlin, unhappy members attempted to merge with the like-minded Nuremberg party. When Hitler heard this he hurried back to Munich where he threatened to resign. Knowing that Hitler was the main source of income for the party, the merger was cancelled and Hitler managed to achieve dictatorial powers over the party. These are the main political events in Hitler's career between 1918 and 1922. ...read more.

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