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How Did Hitler Gain Power?

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History Essay How Did Hitler Gain Power? Hitler one of the 20th century's most powerful dictators, he gained power through positive reasons and negative reasons. He had an appeal to every type of German, women, the middle-class, young men and the unemployed. He gave Germans hope, his party-the Nazi party promised to do something to end the depression. So German people began to listen to this, in particular they looked at the Nazis. Hitler appealed that Germany could be great and return to national prosperity (rise again) if given the opportunity. This opportunity was Hitler. After his release from prison in December 1924, Hitler rebuilt the Nazi party and waited for the opportunity to regain national influence. ...read more.


would use violence, threaten people, cause riots and generally get people to vote for them out of fear. They played an important role. They beat up the opposition, especially the communists, and smashed up their election meetings. This made it very difficult for the communists to run a free election campaign. Which was intended. Support for the Nazi party was due to the growing belief that it was a party with a leader who could do something about Germanys problems. When the great depression struck, many Germans accepted his explanation of it as a Jewish-Communist plot. He had hatred towards Jews and thought them responsible for signing the Treaty of Versailles. ...read more.


They were disciplined, and portrayed Hitler as a strong leader who would save Germany. All the things the Nazi party had said and promised had paid off. Nazi election campaigning was effective. The elections of 1933 brought Hitler to power and he quickly established himself as dictator. Evaluation Hitler had a charismatic personality of overpowering forcefulness. An amoral man, rootless and incapable of personal friendships, he looked on his fellow humans as mere bricks in the world structure he wished to erect. He knew how to appeal to people's basic instincts and made use of their fears and insecurities. He could do that, however, only because they were willing to be led, even though his programmed was one of hatred and violence. His impact was wholly destructive, and nothing of what he instituted and built survived. ...read more.

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