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How important was the Wall Street Crash in the rise to power of the Nazis by Oliver Darbyshire The problems of 1919 to 1923 had gone and settled by American loans, the Weimar Republic

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How important was the Wall Street Crash in the rise to power of the Nazis by Oliver Darbyshire The problems of 1919 to 1923 had gone and settled by American loans, the Weimar Republic very quickly found its economic feet again until, the Weimar Republic again was faced with a large number of problems. The German nation was used to being ruled, rather than ruling itself. Democracy was a new concept within Germany and many people were wiling to look to the left and the right wings for political leadership, though strength, and image, was considered more important by some than policy and pragmatism (practical and simplicity). The republic also suffered at the hands of the Treaty of Versailles. Many groups within Germany blamed the government for the harsh terms imposed by the treaty and opposition to the government was both open and violent. Rebellions broke out on a number of occasions the involving the Spartacist uprising movement (communists) rose at the birth of the Weimar Republic in an attempt to revolutionise Ebert's government in Berlin. ...read more.

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People now began listening to Hitler- he seemed to have all the answers. Before the Great Depression, people were happy to go along with Stresemann's policy of fulfillment. Support for Hitler grew as unemployment grew. A table showing the amount of unemployment through the years. The unemployed completely filled the streets. They stood or lay about in the streets as if they had taken root there'. People were desperate for work, and would have done almost anything to get it. A German worker describes in 1985 why he joined the Nazis in the 1930s. The unemployed were given food and shelter in Nazi hostels and then became part of the SA. It was a crisis in Germany. People had lost faith in the Weimar constitution and many people wanted to see a change. It was realised that in such a crisis, the Weimar government needed one strong man to deal with Germany's problems. Hitler's rise to power was based upon the long-term factors - resentment in the German people, the weakness of the Weimar system - which he exploited through propaganda, the terror of his stormtroopers, and the brilliance of his -speeches. ...read more.

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This provided the spark that allowed the Nazis to gain support. All of a sudden the support of the American's and the aid pans were withdrawn, Germany was again isolated and the economy was in crisis. The rise in Unemployment and a renewed fear of a Communist uprising gave Hitler's messages a new importance, the German people were again interested in the views of Adolf Hitler's extremist party. After the Wall Street Crash, America gave Germany 90 days to start to re-pay the money loaned to her. When the Wall Street crash occurred in America it hit them just as much as it hit Germany the Wall Street crash caused the US loans to be withdrawn business were closed, taxes increased, not a large amount of money led to a rise in unemployment a huge rise in poverty with people homeless. A flow diagram showing the impacts of the Wall Street Crash on Germany. This British newspaper shows that that the Wall Street Crash was unimaginable it was known as the black Thursday, how did it happen what went wrong says London Herald newspaper. A British newspaper tells the events of the Wall Street Crash. ...read more.

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