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Hitler’s Rise To Power.

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HITLER'S RISE TO POWER Q2. One of the longest of all the long term causes that contributed to Hitler coming to power was the Treaty of Versailles because of the terms it forced upon Germany. One of the worst of those terms was the war reparations of �6,600 million. This sum of six thousand six hundred million pounds was to be used to pay for the damage mostly caused to France and Belgium and was to be paid in materials such as coal and metals etc. and the rest in cash. This badly affected German industry because they were forced to meet deadlines for the reparations and whatever amount of money they were short would be taken in industrial products. This created a lot of problems for Germany as they couldn't sell materials to pay the reparations because they were being taken away by the French and English this soon caused inflation and then hyperinflation this was called the economic depression of the 1920's. ...read more.


chancellor and then ruler of Germany on the promise to abolish the treaty and regain Germany's losses and most importantly their pride. I believe that without the treaty of Versailles and the after effects that it caused, Hitler would never have had the basis on which to gain the power he needed to become a dictator. The Munich Putsch was another long term cause that without, Hitler may have never come to power. After economic depression set in and the French invasion on the Ruhr Hitler and the Nazis decided to try and take control of Germany by force. The Putsch was Hitler's attempt to take over Bavaria in Germany with the help of the Nazis. On the 8th November 1923 Hitler hijacked a local government meeting and announced he was taking over the government of Bavaria. ...read more.


time in prison to rethink his approach of coming to power he had time to realize the strongest points of the Nazi party and he also realized that they would have a much stronger chance of taking control of Germany if they did it the legal way through parliament and so helped Hitler's cause rather than hinder it. A very short term cause of Hitler's rise to power was the enabling law which helped the Nazi party and especially Hitler have more power and control after he became chancellor. For Hitler to get this power he first had to get a majority vote in the next election. He got the majority vote and was given power over Germany. I believe that if Hitler had not got the enabling law that he would never have had enough power to take control of Germany and become dictator. 1 By Daniel Smith ...read more.

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