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The ideas and main points of Nazism were drawn up by a few Nazi Party members including Adolf Hitler. They created a 25 Point Programme which was adopted by the rest of the Party.

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Nazism is a specific movement in Germany between 1920 and 1945 that influenced a group of people to form and support the National Socialist German Workers Party. This party challenged the authority of the Weimar Government for control of Germany. The challenge was enforced in the Munich Putsch of 1933 which had significant consequences for the German people and the nation, as it was a main event in the creation of Nazi Germany. Nazism as a movement is a strand of the force totalitarianism. Totalitarianism is a form of government in which all societal resources are monopolized by the state in an effort to penetrate and control all aspects of public and private life, through the states' use of propaganda, terror and technology. Nazism, however, refers to the fascist ideology and policies expressed and practised by Adolf Hitler and the NAZI Party from 1920-1945. On January 5th 1919 the German Workers Party was born, and so was the idea of Nazism. With only six party members to begin with, Nazism was not a well known idea and had very little influence on anyone. ...read more.

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The Bavarian Prime Minister did not attempt to stop the march, however he told the Berlin Government of the plan and so they were able to organise the army and crush it before they reached the parliament. Shots were fired from both sides and 14 Nazis were killed, Hitler dislocated his shoulder and escaped although he was arrested soon after. The consequences of the attempt to overthrow the Reich Government were severe. Nazism became even more popular after the Munich Putsch because Hitler used his court trial to speak about Nazi ideas, Hitler became an icon. While in prison, Hitler decided to change Nazi tactics and use the democracy system rather than force to destroy the Weimar Constitution. Between 1924 and 1933, there was an enormous rise in Nazi popularity. Nazism became very well known and supported throughout Germany. Votes rose from 2.6% in 1928 to 43.9% in 1933, this was partly because the Nazi's focussed winning over the working classes and the middle classes which made up the majority of German public. An event which helped to propel the Nazi Party was the Great Depression. ...read more.

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Hitler had ultimate control and he now turned his attention to creating an Aryan Race. An Aryan Race was considered a superior race. German speaking people with blonde hair and blue eyes who were both mentally and physically healthy and supported Nazism were Aryans and Hitler aimed to create an Aryan Germany. Gypsies, homosexuals, handicaps, Blacks and Jews were all considered inferior and were put into concentration camps where they performed hard labour. Once they became ill from the poor working conditions most of these groups were murdered. This became known as the holocaust. Six million Jews were killed, mainly using gas chambers which were cleverly disguised as showers at 'death camps.' This was presumably the main consequence of the rise of Nazism. The force of Nazism influenced the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler to challenge the authority of the Reichstag Government by way of the Munich Putsch. The consequences of this action were many and they were fatal. Over six million people were killed because of the Nazism movement. The rise of Nazism between 1920 and 1945 was huge and had a great impact on Germany as a country and also as a population, the initial prompt being the failed Munich Putsch. ...read more.

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