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Hitler's rise to power

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Oliver Goddard history coursework 2002 Question 1 Choose any one reason from the list and explain how it contributed to Hitler's rise to power: 1919 June 28 the Treaty of Versailles was made: -Germany was forced to - Reduce its army to 100,000 men and was not allowed to have conscription. -Reduce the navy to 6 warships and was not allowed to have any submarines. And have no air force. -Give land to Belgium, France, Denmark and Poland. The land given to Poland became known as the "Polish Corridor" and it separated the main part of Germany from East Prussia. -Hand over all of its colonies. (To be shared out with allies) -Agree to pay Reparations to the Allies for all of the damage caused by the war; these came to $6,600,000,000. Sixty six thousand million -Put no soldiers or military equipment within 30 miles of the east bank of the Rhine. (The border blocking Germany from France, Luxemburg, Belgium.) -Accept all of the blame for the war, the "War Guilt Clause". -Germany was not allowed to ally with Austria (former allies) How this contributed to hitter's power: - Most of the Germans were horrified and thought that Woodrow Wilson would of have been lenient because of his fourteen points. Many people thought that the German army had not been defeated, as Germany had not been invaded. ...read more.


Versailles many people hated the treaty of Versailles as it was unfair on Germany and that it lead to so much unrest in the country. Hitler wanted to get rid of the treaty to, before that he wanted to break the rules of the treaty and it looks as if he did when he came to power in 1933 The Munich putsch Hitler found out from his mistake that you could not take over by force and realized if he wanted power he would have to get it by votes he did not waste his five years in prison and wrote a best selling book this book (my struggle) was all about his plans for Germany and how he would do away with the treaty of Versailles and to help Hitler on his path when he got out the opportunity of the wall street crash and the failing of the government gave him a plan to get in to power. Hitler's idea's with out Hitler's ideas the country would of probably been in a different state as Hitler changed everything as set out to do what he told the people before he came to power e.g. find jobs for the jobless, get rid of the treaty and make Germany great again. The economic problems in the Weimar Republic the depression in 1929 - 1933 In 1929 the American stock market crashed (wall street crash) ...read more.


Question 3 Was any one of these reasons more important than the other in Hitler's rise to power? I think the most important ones are: (order of importance) The treaty of Versailles with out the treaty Hitler may not been known at all. He had always feel that he had been stabbed in the back by "the November criminals" if the treaty was never made Hitler would not be as well known as the treaty was the first foot hole for him as he climbed the ladder to power Economic problems in the Weimar republic I also think that the depression is important but not as important as the treaty because, the depression was the last leap Hitler needed to bring himself to full power as many people now believed and started to believe that Hitler was the answer to all the problems of Germany The Munich putsch this was quite important as Hitler had learnt from his mistakes and had accepted that he could not gain power in the government by force. This also gave him a great opportunity to plan his future movements and to get peoples votes Hitler's ideas well its is obvious that this had played a main part as if his ideas were different he would not of had won peoples votes and his ideas were so strong that he kept hold of them till he lost power over Germany. People liked his ideas and so they voted for him. ...read more.

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