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Many different types of people continued to support Hitler in the 1930's despite the fact that the Nazis took away basic freedoms and persecuted several sections of German society. Why did many people continue to give Hitler their support?

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GCSE Germany 1918-1939

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Many different types of people continued to support Hitler in the 1930's despite the fact that the Nazis took away basic freedoms and persecuted several sections of German society. Why did many people continue to give Hitler their support?

There were many reasons for this for example a lot of people knew that they would benefit in the end and propaganda had a part of influence on them as well. People also feared the consequences of voicing opposition. The depression had caused a lot of unemployment and people were scared and frightened of communism taking over so they continued supporting Hitler and the Nazis.

Many Germans blamed their nations troubles on the old regime of Wilhelm II for losing the war although the didn't think they really lost the war as technically they still had armies holding territories all over Europe. Some also blamed their nations defeat on the November criminals, the ones who had signed the armistice, seeing them as traitors and cowards. However Hitler violated the Treaty of Versailles and broke its terms by remilitarizing the Rhineland on March 7th 1936 and claiming back the Sudetenland 1938 which pleased many Germans. This made them support

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