• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The factors behind Hitler's Rise To Power

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

In this essay I will be explaining the different factors that helped Hitler come to power in 1933. I agree with this statement because there are many sources that confirm that as the number of unemployment went up, the number of seats of Nazis in the Weimar Republic went up as well. The main contributing factor for Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany was due to the Treaty of Versailles, which saw Germany face territorial losses, reparations for the damage caused by WW1, and the blame for starting WW1. However, there were many other contributing factors which aided Hitler's rise to power, such as his exceptional personality, his use of aggressive propaganda, the Great Depression, the weakness of the Weimar Government, and the use of efficient and special tactics by the Nazi Party. The first factor which helped Hitler rise to power was the long term hatred and deep anger about the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles created an underlying bitterness which made him get more supporters in Germany. Germany used to be a very strong wealthy country until world war one started and the Germans were forced to follow a treaty called the treaty of Versailles. ...read more.

Middle

At the same time their private army of young people and thugs fought with their rivals and spread fear in the streets. Technology had a major role in Hitler's quest for being the Fuhrer of Germany. With the radio and TV being very popular items in the house, Hitler's message was more likely to be heard both inside and out side in marches and parades which Hitler would appear in which would increase his chances of getting votes. Nazis did not have any importance in the Reichstag, it seemed only perfect to Hitler that the presidential elections were coming up. So he focused all of his attention on campaigning for the 1932 elections. Hitler's political stands on current issues involving Germany were extremely strong. He promised to get revenge on Great Britain and France, and he wanted to make Germany the great nation it once had been. When the elections came around, it was Hitler against Hindenburg, another WWI expert. Hindenburg was counting on the support from business owners and from the respect he had earned in the war. With that support he came out of the elections as president. ...read more.

Conclusion

Also other parties fought among themselves while the Nazis were too busy trying to gain more supporters. Now that everything was coming together for his supreme rule over Germany, there still remained some obstacles. These were dealt with in each of their respected ways. The chancellor prior to Hitler, Von Schechter, was assassinated along with the leader of the garrison in Munich. This left only one obstruction in Hitler's path, President Hindenburg. Since he was nearing his own end, Hitler decided to just wait until he died. Once Hindenburg passed away, the gateway to dictatorship appeared, and Hitler was about to unlock it. Hitler could not just assume presidency, but he knew with his popularity and support with the public, that he could win an election. Hitler determined that a plebiscite (a vote of yes or no to resolve a situation) was to be called to clear the vacancy of president. With the vote going how Hitler had expected (basically he won the election), he assumed absolute power titled himself Fuhrer. Since Hitler had no powerful opposition, he reinforced that fact by banning all other parties, making Germany a one-party system. This was the final step in completing his pursuit of dictatorship, and it had been accomplished. Hitler was now the ruler, or Fuhrer of Germany. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Germany 1918-1939 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Germany 1918-1939 essays

  1. The weak Weimar government was a major factor in Hitler rise to power, however ...

    Hindenburg allowed Hitler to use Article 48 in belief that Hitler would 'restore order'. Though, Hitler used the powers to further his support and receive the Enabling Act that would allow Hitler to keep his powers permanently. However, Hitler needed a 2/3's majority in the Reichstag to achieve this.

  2. How did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler’s rise to power?

    Instead of working to achieve power by armed conspiracy we shall have to take hold our noses and enter the Reichstag...If outvoting them takes longer then out shooting them, at least the result will be guaranteed by their own constitution.

  1. Hitlers rise to power

    The depression began to take effect in Germany with homelessness soaring and unemployment rose. This was a disaster for the government because they were forced to raise taxes and cut wages which obviously angered the German public. It was the perfect time for other parties to put the Weimar republic

  2. The seeds of Hitler's rise to power were planted following the outcome of The ...

    In 1921, the two years after he joined the party, he became the Fuhrer which is the leader of the Nazi Party. By 1923, Hitler believed he was strong enough to try and conquer Germany. He planned a revolt in Munich to bring down the German republic and then to make himself the dictator of Germany.

  1. How important was the fear of socialism in explaining the rise to power of ...

    Do other factors such as hatred of the Treaty of Versailles, the Great depression or Nazi ideology and propaganda offer a better explanation? Anti-Marxism had been a staple of right-wing German political discourse since the days of Bismarck. The Nazi party were merely the inheritors of this tradition.

  2. Hitler's Rise to Power

    He was also able to come up with a new plan to get to power. He decided to be elected instead of acting on force. He was determined to get the vote of the German people. This decision benefited him later on during the Great Depression.

  1. Hitler's Rise to Power in Germany by 1933

    he became Chancellor in January 1933 - had long-term causes that went back to the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. The election that chancellor Br´┐Żning called in 1930 was unnecessary and very helpful for the Nazis as their seats in the Reichstag to increase from 12 to 107.

  2. Hitler's Rise to Power

    Stressman had just called off the passive resistance in the Ruhr that led to great opposition from the right who accused him of betraying Germany. Being anti democratic, Hitler believed that now was the time to march on Berlin and take power by force.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work