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The most important reason why there was little opposition in Germanytowards the Nazi regime was its use of propaganda. Explain how far you agree with this statement

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Q3: - The most important reason why there was little opposition in Germany towards the Nazi regime was its use of propaganda. Explain how far you agree with this statement Nazi propaganda was aimed at making people believe that Nazism was good and successful. There were many methods of the use of propaganda, which was one way of preventing opposition. German people were bombarded with Nazi ideas in an attempt to make everybody loyal to Hitler and also to the Nazi party itself. Anti-Nazi ideas were banned and all types of media were censored. In 1933, Josef Goebbels became the minister of propaganda and National Enlightenment; he used different methods of propaganda. All non-Nazi newspapers were banned and even pro-Nazi papers could only print what they were told to. Many films were made to portray the Jews as being evil and that the Nazis were good, successful people. ...read more.

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Many ordinary Germans resented the fact that the Nazis were always interfering in their lives and trying to 'score points' and make everybody come on their side. They saw propaganda as being fake and false. People's personal experience told them that the Nazis were telling lies and they could therefore question propaganda and challenge what was being said. Although many that questioned or didn't agree with propaganda often emigrated or were forced to live in another country (exiled). The Nazis didn't welcome people who chose to oppose Hitler, they didn't want people to hear the full side of the story, they any wanted them to hear things from their point of view, how they believed it to be, how they saw it. Another reason why the Nazis didn't prevent opposition was because people in Germany were generally satisfied with the Nazis and the Nazi way of life. ...read more.

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to concentration camps, the Germans knew better than to speak their mind, they were frightened and knew the Nazis could overrule them. They had unlimited power to arrest people without trial. Another main reason was that the Nazis, did actually have a lot of support within that period of time. In fact, by 1932, the Nazis were the best-supported party in the Reichstag. Many believed Hitler was doing his job and doing it well, e.g. he re-established Germany's reputation within Europe, he re-armed Germany in 1935 and gave 6 million unemployed people jobs. There were, therefore many reasons why there was little opposition towards the Nazi regime, some were more important then others. I agree that propaganda was an important reason, but not the most important reason. I think it was important as well as the fact that Germany had many supporters and that people who didn't agree with propaganda did not speak out and therefore didn't affect the rate and amount of opposition. ...read more.

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