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DEPTH STUDY A: GERMANY, 1918-1945 NOVEMBER 2001 11ELS GREGORY WOOD HISTORY 11Y2 Mark Recieved 27/30 A 1 . Choose any one reason from the list and explain how it contributed to Hitler's rise to power. (8) Hitler invaded a beerhall in Munich Germany with over 5000 men by his side forcing Von Kahr and two other Bavarian leaders to promise their support. On the 9th November they went back on their word and called in the army and police, Hitler was arrested along with Lundendorff. Hitler was jailed for 5 years with an early release for good behavior, this would seem to be a failure for Hitler because he couldn't gain the support needed and couldn't strengthen his party, during Hitler's time in jail the Nazi party decreased in popularity and lost thousands of votes. However, while Hitler was in jail he decided to write his autobiography, 'Mien Kampf '. . This made Hitler's plans stronger. When Hitler came out of jail he had the job of rebuilding the Nazi party which had crumbled during his sentence, he found this easy because of he published his book 'Mien Kampf', this boosted his votes because of the views he made in the book related to the feelings many Germans had at the time. ...read more.

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(10) A Long Term cause is when there was a underlying reason to which Germans voted for Hitler / Nazis rather than for other political parties. A Short Term cause is any short lived action to which Hitler becoming Chancellor and is gaining the power of dictatorship. Long Term causes contributed to Hitler's rise to power because it gave him an underlying reason to which people could vote for him, for example, the Treat of Versailles helped Hitler gain power as he promised revenge and hated it, millions of Germans agreed with him and so voting for Hitler would give support for many Germans while living in a state of depression. The Munich Putch was a Long Term cause because it gave Hitler time to think about himself and his attitudes towards gaining power over Germany. This Long Term cause changed the way Hitler came to power and also made people aware of his speeches, ideas and his strong personality. Hitler's speeches and ideas were very convincing and attracted alot of support because he seemed so powerful. Hitler spoke about important issues such as rebuilding Germany and promised to reverse the Versaille Treaty. ...read more.

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Hitler released his autobiography which sold extremely well and raised vote dramatically, this is because he expressed his views on issues like the Treaty of Versailles which many Germanys felt the same way about. He shortly became a strong leader and his party grew from strength to strength. Hitler held speeches on the radio promising Germans revenge on the Treaty and building Germany, speeches like this gave hope for many depressed Germans at the time and his votes got bigger and bigger. Thus Hitler's votes getting bigger both Hindenburg and Papen thought that letting Hitler become Chancellor could avoid Civil War and would be the best way to stop communism. Hitler was now Chancellor and had control over Hindenburg and Papen. In 1933 Hitler failed to gain a majority vote and so an important piece of legislation was signed called the Enabling Act, this allowed Hitler the right to move from Chancellor to Dictator. It was passed in parliament by refusing to allow the communists to enter the building. This led to Hitler taking control over everything and envading. As you can see all of the above events 'come together' like a daisy chain, it all connects............ ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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