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How did the Munich Putsch Contribute to Hitler’s Rise to Power?

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How did the Munich Putsch Contribute to Hitler's Rise to Power? On 8th November 1923 Hitler and the Nazis (the National Socialist German Workers' Party) decided to try and stage a revolution. Hitler, Goering and about 600 SA officers arrived at a drinking club in Munich where the Bavarian Prime minister and two of his most senior officials were speaking. They then surrounded the beer hall and at gunpoint forced the three officials to join the revolution. Then the next day; Hitler, Ludendorff and around 3000 Nazis, most of whom were unarmed marched into Munich where they were faced by 100 policemen and a shootout occurred in which 16 Nazis and 3 policemen were either seriously wounded or dead. ...read more.


The putsch did not directly lead to power and without other major factor such as the Great Depression and other important factors like the Hitler becoming Chancellor then the Munich putsch might not have meant anything and may not have contributed to the Nazis' struggle for power. The Putsch led Hitler to restructure the party and so the party became more stable with positions within the party being clarified. Also he decided that a revolution was not in fact the way to gain power and that the Nazis must take part in general elections and follows the path of legality. Although this change was a good one ( in the eyes the Nazi party), it would not have allowed the Nazis to gain ...read more.


then there must be something in it. The putsch had elevated Hitler from being know only regionally (in Bavaria) to him becoming nationally notorious. Hitler used the trial as a huge stage over which he could air his views because he knew that the government was too weak to sentence him to death and that the judge was a strong right winger who felt empathy for Hitler so Hitler told everyone reading/listening/watching the trial what his view were. However this did not allow him to gain power but it did allow the party to become known so that when the time came for them to gain power then they would be in the right position. Ben Paget History Coursework ...read more.

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