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'The events in Munich on 8th/9th November 1923 greatly increased the influence of Hitler and the Nazi party in Germany.

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1. From source A i can learn a lot about the events at the burgerbraukeller on the evening of 8th November 1923. I can learn the main people on the nazi's side from the text, it quotes, "Hitler was standing with rosenberg near the entrance" This shows that Hitler and Rosenberg were at the Burgerbraukeller on the night and suggests that they were the most important people there. The quote shows that they were the most important people there because they were the only two people mentioned by the eyewitness and that they were both standing near the entrance, presumably at the front of the crowd. The source also shows that there was quite a violent atmosphere at the Burgerbraukeller, this is shown when it quotes, "The door was flung open; steel helmeted men burst through, pushing maxim guns into the hall. Other steel helmets appeared menacingly at every window." This shows that the hall was thrown into the wildest commotion. All of the words that are emboldened above are words that are associated with violence and chaos. The fact that the nazi's had to use violence shows that they weren't expecting an easy ride on the night so they just resorted straight to violence. Hitler may have used violence because he wanted everything to go right, this could be because Hitler was a bit of a perfectionist. Evidence of this is shown earlie in the source when they were waiting to break in. The source quotes, "The minute hand advanced-8.27-8.28-8.29-8.30. The door was flung open." This all happened at the entrance of the Burgerbraukeller. The quote shows that hitler thought he had to break in at exactly 8.30 so that the evening would go exactly to plan. This source basically says that Hitler wanted the evening to go with a bang, he wanted it to run smoothly. The source also shows that when the plan went a little bit wrong Hitler was agitated so he saught an immediate fix to the plan. ...read more.

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Source C also shows what kind of people the nazi's were because it shows that 148 sets of cutlery were stolen. Source D is an extract from Hitler's speech that night at the Burgerbraukeller. This source is useful as it infers some of the possible things that Hitler was thinking during this speech. Most of Hitler's speech was lies because he wanted to make people believe things that he hoped were true, for example he said, "The November Criminals and the Reich President are declared removed." And, "troops and police are marching on the city under the swastika." An explanation for Hitler's exaggerations and constant lies could be that he was trying to persuade people that Hitler had the backing from everyone and that it was the correct thing to do to side with him. By doing this Hitler hoped that people would join his party voluntarilarly because he had changed their mind and views. Although source C is a good source for some aspects of research into the putsch, it doesn't give a big enough view of events. It only gives information about the number of people at the putsch and about the amount of damage caused. Source D is also a good source for some aspects of research into the putsch but not into the specific details. Source D only gives help to people that are researching on the things that Hitler said to try and win over the people in the Putsch. Overall I think that both of the sources are very useful into finding out about the night at the Burgerbraukeller but they both help people in different aspects of their research into the Munich `Beer hall' Putsch. 4. In sources F, G and H the information agrees and disagrees over the events at the Munich putsch. There are several different themes that all three of the authors talk about but they don't all give the same inferences. ...read more.

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Source K shows that Hitler realised that he would have to "pursue a new policy" to be the ruler of Germany. The source argues that Hitler's new plan was to get into the "Reichstag" by outvoting the others to have a majority and eventually to gain control of Germany. This shows that during Hitler's time in jail, he substituted his fundamental beliefs on how to accumulate power and we now know that Hitler's radical change of political tactics gave Hitler the power he wanted as he became the ruler of Germany. Another source that shows that Hitler had changed his views for his political benefit is source K. In source K Hitler mentions using the "Catholic and Marxist members" to enter the Reichstag. Hitler had always been a stern right wing fascist but after his time spent in jail he came to the conclusion that he had to take advantage of the communist and socialist's positions in the Reichstag. This would hurdle him into the power where he could bring back out the extreme right wing in himself because he no longer needed the help from his left wing counterparts. This shows that during Hitler's duration in jail he accomplished the skills of manipulation so that he could get what he needed and the previous stubborn Hitler had realised how to bend rules to achieve his goals. The third and most important reason links to the last one. Hitler realised that seizing power by force probably wouldn't work. He couldn't rely on the important groups like the police and army to support him so he changed his tactics and tried using the political system to take control. So by the time the Weimar government was collapsing in 1929 the nazi's were ready to take advantage, fight elections and take a lot of seats. By 1932 thing had got to the stage where Germany was desperate for a strong government because of the economic crisis. The nazi's had the most seats in the Reichstag. All was needed now was a little dealing and manipulating behind the scenes and Hitler was chancellor. ...read more.

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