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

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"The most important reason why there was little opposition towards the Nazi regime was its use of propaganda". Explain how far you agree with this statement. I agree with the statement that propaganda was a very important reason why there was little opposition towards the Nazi regime. However, I do not fully agree with the statement this I because I believe that there were other reasons that are equal in importance if not more so important than propaganda for causing little opposition. The Nazi government controlled everything in Germany. This made propaganda very prominent. The vast amount of propaganda used in Nazi Germany was an important reason and good explanation of why there was little opposition to the Nazi regime. Propaganda in Nazi Germany was almost inescapable - especially for children. Such propaganda was used in schools and children were raised to follow the beliefs of the Nazis. Therefore, if these German citizens were growing up to believe this one way of thinking then they would have no reason to oppose it. This results in less opposition to the Nazi regime. ...read more.

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People could have been sent to camps or beaten up by the Gestapo not jus for apposing Hitler or Nazi views, but for saying anything negative about the Nazi government in the slightest. This could result in them being sent to be "re-educated" in concentration camps. These concentration camps were terrible; although many German citizens at the time didn't know about what went on there exactly. People were starved, used as hard labour or even killed at theses camps. The Gestapo link in with the Nazi propaganda because they worked hand in hand in eliminating opposition towards the Nazi regime. Propaganda was used to create these Nazi views and encouraged people to think them. People who didn't know what Germany was like before Hitler - the young, had no reason not to believe things were not right. However, if there for whatever doubted that things were not as great as they seemed under the persuasion of other, for example parents, then the fear of what might happen to them because of the Gestapo would prevent them from causing opposition towards the Nazi German government. ...read more.

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In Conclusion I agree with the statement "The most important reason why there was little opposition towards the Nazi regime was its use of propaganda" but only to a certain extent. I think this because propaganda played a significant role in reducing the opposition because it encouraged people to really believe that what the Nazi's were doing was the right thing and therefore there was no reason to oppose it. The propaganda caused millions to believe this. Therefore propaganda is a key element in reducing the opposition of the Nazi resume. Nevertheless, there were other reasons for why there was little opposition, which in my opinion play a much important role in reducing the opposition. This is the fear. The propaganda wasn't enough to prevent everyone in Germany to believe and follow Hitler. But, the terror of what might happen to those who disagreed with the Nazi ways was enough to stop them from speaking up. Word of mouth also helped people become aware of these consequences, therefore all of these reasons are important and they are why I do not fully agree with the statement. ?? ?? ?? ?? Liam Murdock 11TA ...read more.

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