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How Successful Was The Nazi Party in Germany 1919-1929?

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How Successful Was The Nazi Party in Germany 1919-1929? By Lisa Murray 12/2 In 1919 Bavaria, Southern Germany, Hitler attended a DAP party meeting. It was a far right wing party, and was supported by four main groups of people * Regular army * Monarchists * National conservatives * Right wing ex-soldiers These groups were particularly interested in a right-wing party at this time because they were all very much anti-communist, and there was a great fear that communism would take over in German. Also all these groups wanted to see an end to democracy and the Weimar-Republic. They all disliked the Weimar Republic because they blamed them for ending the war and signing the Treaty of Versailles, they believed that the Weimar republic had stabbed the German army in the back, by ending the war. This is because the German Army believed that the Weimar government didn't need to stop the war, and that the army could have carried on fighting, and so by stopping the war the government had "stabbed them in the back". ...read more.

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in order to benefit Germans. This 25 point program not only appealed to right-wing fascists but the socialist points (i.e., large department stores to be leased to smaller traders) which it included were to appeal to the working class Germans, and to increase support for the Nazi party. The Nazi party was backed financially by ex-army friends and from rich anti-communist conservatives who feared a communist take-over. This allowed the Nazi party to grow quickly and buy a party newspaper. Hitler was a good public speaker, he was able to win over support from a crowd quickly, and this also allowed support for the Nazi's to grow quickly. The Nazi party also had its own "private" army called the SA, who gave the party a tough image, and allowed the party to fight the communists in street fighting as well as protecting Hitler himself. ...read more.

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The police rioted with members of the Nazi party the next morning leaving 16 Nazi Germans dead, and Hitler was arrested for treason for 5 years. While in prison, Hitler changed his attitude, he realised that violence would not be the way to power in German but instead he should try to approach it by a democratic route. When Hitler was released 5 years later, he re-grouped the Nazi party and ran for election in May 1924. They performed badly at elections steadily getting worse and by May 1928 only having 12 seats. Even though Hitler tried many new tactics, like creating leagues for women, teachers, students and law officers, and that even though party membership grew, Hitler wasn't pulling in voters. This was because his ideas were becoming outdated and the policies he once had were no longer useful as Germany was becoming more economically stable, therefore voters saw no need to vote for the Nazi party. ...read more.

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