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Hitler's Rise to Power.

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Introduction

Hitler's Rise to Power The failure of the Weimar Republic is often pinpointed as the single cause of the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party, and many also say that the rise was inevitable. The failure of the Weimar Republic did contribute to Hitler rising to power, but was only a contributor to the broader picture. Hitler cunningly used every way possible to secure people voted for him, and played for the German people's minds. Unemployment was rife in 1928, the government was in crisis, and it was the perfect chance for an extreme party such as the Nazi party to rise to power. There was no single reason for Hitler's rise to power. However, the main reasons were that the political and economical chaos of the late 1920's and early 1930's joined forces with the German culture, which enabled Hitler to rise to power. Hitler was in part a product of the German culture. Other reasons of Hitler's rise to power were; control of the streets, organisation of the nazi party, Hitler's public speaking qualities, resentment towards the Weimar republic, Hitler's ideas appealing to many people, the agricultural depression, the mass unemployment, the fact that the Communists thought the Socialists were more of a threat than the Nazi's, and the fact that the Industrialists and the elite in Germany supported Hitler. ...read more.

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Schleiger unwillingly became chancellor, and believed he could use the healthy Nazi power to his benefit, and he thought it was an easy power to tame and carefully manipulate to his advantage. But this never worked as his attempts to split the Nazi's never worked. Schleiger finally admitted he would never have a majority in the Reichstag, which led to his expulsion. When Schleiger resigned von Papen persuaded Hindemburg that the Nazi's could obtain a majority in the Reichstag. Hindemburg was hesitant to accept this, and he was not fond of Hitler and had rejected giving power to him on various previous occasions. Sometimes people voted for one extreme party to counter the rise in vote of the other party (i.e. if the Communist vote rose, people would vote for the Nazi vote to counter it and vice-versa). The rise to power for the Nazi's was not all smooth, although it may seem relatively quick there were some downpoints. In 1933 Hitler was very short of funds and the Nazi party was on the verge of Bankruptcy. The Nazi party was also losing votes at this time. ...read more.

Conclusion

It can be seen from this that Hitler appealed to a large section of the population - essential if he wanted to win the elections. Hitler himself was a major cause of his rise to power. His persona, his communication skills and his vivid speeches led many people to trust him. He was a suave, charismatic and impressive character. Hitler was a passionate and emotive speaker, who captured his audiences' attention with great ease. Hitler had something that appealed to the public; if it were the hatred of the treaty of Versailles or the Jews, the eagerness to reform the country, the unsatisfaction with the economic and job situation, or the feeling of being let down by the home front in the First World War. The backbone of Hitler's success was the weakness of the situation in Germany at the time, but there were numerous other things that resulted in Hitler being risen to power. Since the First World War, the German people had suffered one problem after another. The government could never take any decisive action, and the German people were getting tired of democracy. There was a landslide of votes for the Nazi's as they promised Germany's return to former glory. ...read more.

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