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Hitlers rise to power

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What factors contributed to Hitler's rise to power? There is no simple answer as to why Hitler became chancellor in January 1933. There are a number of causal factors which all contributed to his rise into power. The main contributing reason for Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany was due to the Treaty of Versailles, which saw Germany face territorial losses, reparations for the damage caused by WW1, and the blame for starting WW1. However, there were many other contributing factors which aided Hitler's rise to power, such as his exceptional personality, his use of aggressive propaganda, the Great Depression, the weakness of the Weimar Government, and the use of efficient and special tactics by the Nazi Party. The first factor which helped Hitler rise to power was the long term bitterness. Deep anger about the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles created an underlying bitterness to which Hitler's viciousness and expansionism appealed, so they gave him support. From the German point of view the treaty was incredibly harsh and devastating for Germany. ...read more.

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Hitler was also great at giving tremendous speeches in front of millions of people, he was said to have great charisma. His self-belief persuaded people to believe in him- that he would do what's best for the country. Hitler himself was a contributing factor to his rise in power. Hitler was not the only person that contributed to his rise in power. The SA were vital in Hitler's rise. The Storm troopers attacked Jews and people who opposed Hitler. Many opponents kept quiet simply because they were scared of being murdered. In a way this gained more votes for Hitler as many would have not heard what other parties had to say and offer to the people of Germany. Furthermore, many parties feared Hitler, and was afraid of starting a civil war. Another factor which helped Hitler to rise in power was the failure in economics. After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the US called in its loans to Germany, and the German economy collapsed. The Number of unemployed grew; people starved on the streets. ...read more.

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In my opinion I think that Hitler rose to power through both those things. One main factor- Beer Hall Putsch. The time that Hitler spent in prison allowed him to carefully plan out exactly ways in which to gain power. Therefore this is one of the major factors which helped Hitler to rise to power. Without the prison sentence Hitler probably wouldn't have had time to think about his future, therefore not had any idea how to gain full power of Germany. On the other hand the second, and most important factor that helped to raise to power is the weakness in the government. I think that without the weakness in the government, and the constant elections, Hitler wouldn't have had an opportunity to rule over Germany. If the government was stronger there would be no economic problems, unemployment, lack of food, or any of the other things that occurred. Contributing factors which aided Hitler's rise to power included things such as his exceptional personality, his use of aggressive propaganda, the Great Depression, the weakness of the Weimar Government, and the use of efficient and special tactics by the Nazi Party last but not least the Treaty of Versailles. ...read more.

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