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In what ways did the events of November 1923 change the political views and the policies of the Nazi Party in the years to 1930?

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In what ways did the events of November 1923 change the political views and the policies of the Nazi Party in the years to 1930? By Patrick Conway The events of November 1923 changed the way the Nazi Party thought and made them change their own political views. The trial which had Adolf Hitler, Ernst Rohem, General Erich Ludendorff, Wilhelm Frick and six others held in the Infants Officers School in Munich, was on the charge of high treason. The building was protected by armed guards and barbed wire. The court consisted of two professional judges and three laymen (two insurance men and one stationery dealer). The chief witnesses for the prosecution were the three men Hitler had let go before the Putsch. They were Gustav Ritter von Kahr who was the general state commissioner of Bavaria, General Otto von Lossow commander of the German armed forces in Bavaria and Hans von Seisser who was the chief of Bavarian state government. The trial aroused attention throughout Germany and around the world. At least 100 reporters sat at the press table and large crowds attempted to find seating space in the court room. For the first time Hitler had an audience outside Bavaria and he took full advantage. ...read more.

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It was regarded in Germany as the National Socialist bible. By 1939 it had sold 5.2 million copies and made Hitler a millionaire. In it Hitler described the Weimar government as "the greatest miscarriage of the 20th century," mainly he wrote about racism and how Germans should be racially pure Aryan people but his Ideas were dismissed as crazy suggestions. When Hitler leaves prison after only 9 months of his 5 year sentence he re-founds the NSDAP, National Socialist German Workers Party and declared it would fight Marxism and Jewry, four days later Ebert the first president of Germany dies. Hindenburg elected as second president of Germany. Hitler also unearthed a great talent who became one of his most prized assets, he was called Joseph Goebbels he was an intellectual and unsuccessful novelist. As an extremist party the Nazi's were worried that economic stability could signal there downfall and in 1924 stability came. So Hitler changed the parties' ideas to make them less extreme. In pre 1923 Hitler employed the S.A. to intimidate others and use violence against opponents. Hitler had realised that this was wrong. He knew that many people would not support a bunch of thugs who used violence to get them on his side. So Hitler made adjustments to the S.A. ...read more.

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For example farmers were promised higher prices for their goods and shopkeepers were offered protection against big businesses. The pledges were deliberately vague though. As well as using posters he decided to use newspapers to spread the message. He managed to do this by becoming friends with Alfred Hugenberg who was a newspaper publisher. Hugenberg was able to help Hitler do this. Spreading the news via newspapers was a very good idea because more people became aware of Hitler, which meant that more people would turn up at his meetings. The allies began to withdraw from the Ruhr which is one of the main industrial hotspots in Germany and the Locarno pact is signed as Germany tries to rebuild trust throughout Europe. Hitler appoints Goebbels Gauleiter of Berlin. This means district leader and makes him highest ranking party official below Hitler. In 1930 Hitler assumes position of supreme SA and SS leader and in the Reichstag elections the Nazi Party win 107 seats. So Hitler made the Nazi Party enter the Reichstag and made them change their ideas to appeal more 2 the public. He also chose Goebbels to be a propaganda minister and this was one of the main reasons why they got so many more seats in the Reichstag. The trial shot him to fame and maybe this is what made him realise what a prominent figure in German he could become. ...read more.

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