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Hitler's Rise to Power 1919-1933 In 1928 Hitler's Nazi Party was a small, insignificant party. They enjoyed little success in elections and were viewed as little more than thugs. By 1933 however, Hitler was the Chancellor of Germany. The Nazi's had risen from obscurity to total power. The Nazi Party was formed in January 1919, originally it was named the German Workers Party. Later that year Hitler had joined and quickly rose to become leader of the party in 1921. He transformed the party, and built up his own private army, the SA (brownshirts) or Stormtroopers, to protect members of the party and also to disrupt the meetings of the Nazi's political opponents, such as the Communists. There were multiple reasons of how Hitler had eventually risen to power. The Appeal of the Nazi Party was attractive to many former soldiers of the First World War: the military uniform worn by the SA soldiers gave them a reminisce of the old militaristic rule that existed before the First World War during rule of Kaiser Wilhelm. ...read more.


He knew in order to gain more support, he would have to take a more democratic route to power and his party would have to be more widespread to achieve this. However he wasn't fond of democracy and claimed he would ''hold our noses as we walked into the Reichstag''. As a result of this, he write the book ''Mein Kampf'' (My Struggle). His book outlined his beliefs, which surprisingly appealed to a large variety of people. When he was released in 1924, Hitler reorganised the party. This was a big turning point, in how Hitler was attempting to take power. The Nazi's began to become much more highly organised after 1923, Hitler had organised a new military force known as the SS (blackshirts), used as Hitler's own bodyguards. Later they became a much larger organisation with far power and many more functions. People were employed to use advertising as an effective use to gain more support. This was known as Propaganda. The head of the Propaganda department was Joseph Goebbels who masterminded the Nazi's use of Media. ...read more.


Due to the Wall Street Crash, it was easier to gain more support as most of the public were desperate due to the economic crisis they were dealing in. On the 30th of January 1933, Hitler had become Chancellor of Germany with Von Papen as his Deputy. Hindenburg still did not trust Hitler and put Von Papens supporters into government, thinking he could control Hitler. Although ,he underestimated Hitler. All these factors had contributed to Hitler rising to power, however I think the most important reason by far, was the Munich Putsch for definite. If the Munich Putsch had never of happened, Hitler may not of decided to take a more democratic route to power. His book Mein Kampf would of never been written, which in my opinion was an effective way of which he expressed his ideas to the public which gained him a lot of support. Hitler also wouldn't of decided to reorganise his party, therefore he might of carried acting in his violent manner, and lost a lot of his support throughout the years. ...read more.

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