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Hitler’s Rise to Power in 1933.

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One of the main and important reason why Hitler came to power in 1933 was the Great Depression which happened due to the Wall Street Crash in October 1929. The effects of the crash was felt everywhere in Germany. Thousands of businesses and people were ruined. This affected Germany because America withdrew its loans and the German economy collapsed. Millions were left unemployed. The new Weimar government broke down and people were ready to listen to groups like Nazis, who promised a strong government and a better way of life. The Great Depression was a great success for the Nazis as the German people were getting annoyed with the weak Weimar economic policies. What good was the Weimar Government to the German people during the Depression? It was useless, however the Chancellor had a no win situation. First of all one way out of depression was by printing more money and thus it would have increased government expenditure and Germany had been down this road again and led to the disastourous hyper-inflation in 1923. ...read more.


Hitler could solve unemployment rates. Hitler promised voters to every sector of the German society. Hitler kept everyone happy as there was something for everybody, such as employment, farmers higher prices etc. Hitler's commitment and that motivation that he had to rise to power was a reason why he came to power. Nazi propaganda made Hitler as the only leader who could save Germany. Goebbles manipulated propaganda very well, he modified many effective posters with clever slogans. He also organised mass parades and rallies so everyone in Germany would know the Nazis. Many Germans were impressed by the Nazis dedication and so they earned respect. They focused on anti -Jewish propaganda and the abolishment of the 'Treat of Versailles'. Nazis won over different classes including farmers. During the Depression the German public were not so concerned with the detailed aims of the Nazis when in power. They just wanted a new government and leader who could help Germany from the great depression. They tried to get the support of the industrialists as they would receive backing from big businesses. ...read more.


Instead of getting the people of Germany to co-operate with them, the opposite happened, why should they co-operate if the Weimar are going to raise taxes?. The new government, led by the liberal parties, inevitably had to sign Germany's surrender documents and terms of peace. Unfortunately, the punitive Treaty of Versailles humiliated Germany before the entire world. This event was really beyond Germany's control, but conservative parties would blame liberals and the Republic forever afterwards, calling it a "stab in the back" by the "November criminals. As we all know Hitler hated the Treaty of Versailles and one of his aims when he came to power was to abolish the Treaty. One of the main reasons for the downfall of the Weimar was Article 48 of the constitution, which granted special powers to the president in times of national emergency. Unfortunately, the president would frequently evoke this clause, and it ultimately proved the downfall of the Republic. Another reason was the advanced age of the president, von Hindenburg, a strong- war hero. Unfortunately, Hindenburg would be in his middle 80s can he control Germany's problems? I believe these were the 5 important reasons why Hitler came to power. ...read more.

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