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Hitler’s Rise to Power

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Hitler's Rise to Power Question 1: The economic depression of 1929 played an important part in Hitler's rise to power. This is because the industrial boom in the US led to a number of businesses over-manufactorng their goods. The goods then weren't sold and the businesses went bankrupt. Gradually the US went bankrupt then the whole world. The US then stopped giving out money and they started to bring in more money from the loans to Germany. After the loans were called upon German businesses went bankrupt and the German industry could not run without any money. Unemployment in Germany rose to 3 million in a few short weeks, and by 1932 had doubled in number. In 1923 there was hyperinflation in Germany where the middle class had money in the banks, but the depression of 1929, the lower-middle classes lost their money due to banks going bust. Germany's hope faded even more when the current Chancellor of Germany Gustav Stresemann had died of a heart attack on 3rd October 1929, 26 days before the Wall Street Crash began. This put Germany in an even worse political position and it became even more worse as the President of Germany, Hindenberg was unable to rule due to illness. ...read more.


of Germany. Germany was now a dictatorship. Another short-term cause was when Hindenberg and Von Papen appointed Hitler Chancellor in January 1933. Hindenberg and Von Papen replaced Schleicher who didn't have any support in the Reichstag, with Adolf Hitler, who's support was in decline in the Reichstag, and Hindenberg and Von papen thought the could manipulate Hitler into doing what they wanted. Hitler was going to none of it. One of the long-term causes of Hitler's rise to power was the Treaty of Versailles; this was because Germany felt bitter about how they were treated and what they had to agree on. Germany had to pay reparations of �6600 million to the allied countries; they had to sign the "War Guilt Clause" which included full responsibility for the start of the First World War. They had to sign this otherwise the naval blockade, which prevents the Germans importing food and supplies, would not be lifted. Germany felt it was unfair that they were being punished for winning in the east and punished for losing in the west. Hitler thought that they were being "stabbed in the back" as they were told that they were winning the war and all of a sudden the German government gives into the Allieds and sign the Armistice. ...read more.


However I personally believe that there was an all-important event which sparked up the Hitler reign, that was the Treaty of Versailles. Germany was left in such a crippled state as most of her supplies had been split and most of the German money had been given to the Allies. The Treaty was like a bully picking up a small crippled boy and taking all his possessions and throwing him on the floor after he has been run dry of goods. All this was a signal for one person to stand out from the crowd and speak up for what he thought was right. That man was an ex-solder called Adolf Hitler. He righted all the wrongs of the Treaty and was a saviour of the German people. I have come to a conclusion that I think that there wasn't one for the start of Adolf Hitler's tyranny that all the events were linked like a chain and if one event didn't happen then something else would be missed out fairly important. But as Adolf Hitler was a determined man somehow he would make up for the event which was missed and become Chancellor of Germany, earlier or later than history it wouldn't matter he would still avenge his loss of World War 1. ...read more.

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