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It is difficult to agree fully with this statement. Undoubtly, these events increased his influence but not in a political way. He has gained fame, trust and liking of the people. And to be followed by people is always a great power. That was surely a great achievement for Hitler even though his Putsch of Munich miserably failed. His political status of a contender to be the head of the German state suffered. His party was banned in order to escape further troubles and Hitler himself was sentenced for five years in prison, even though he only served nine months of the sentence. Hitler planned the time of the putsch with great precision, although the authorities were well informed of what was coming. People at that time were much annoyed with French occupation of the Ruhr and quite disastrous fall of the mark. So, to say the least, people were not best pleased with the government. ...read more.


The talks were going poorly and Hitler, on a sudden emotional impulse dashed out of the room back into the hall and shouted: "The government of the November criminals and the Reich President are declared to be removed. A new national government will be named this very day in Munich. A new German National Army will be formed immediately. ...The task of the provisional German National Government is to organize the march on that sinful Babel, Berlin, and save the German people! Tomorrow will find either a National Government in Germany or us dead". And such was the confidence of Hitler that people in the hall believed him and even started singing in support for Hitler. Adolf was amazed and emphatic. He acted like a hero at times as been reported: trying to help a dying boy (Source F) and then again acting like a hero before and at his trial. He tries to be honest and proud of and about what he has done. ...read more.


But people will believe in whatever they feel right to believe in. They wouldn't like to spoil his image by some reports that he acted in a cowardly manner; they'd rather prefer the other version: that Hitler acted like an experienced soldier. Also, Hitler had the support of General Ludendorff, who actually proposed to march through Munich on the 9th of November. As we learn from Source G, General was sure of success and knew that no German would dare to shoot in him because of his WWI fame. And he was right, but was still arrested, even earlier than Hitler. 16 Nazis dead, many injured, including Hitler and Lundendorff. Both of them arrested and imprisoned. Nazi party banned. These are the results of the beer hall putsch, which proved to be nearly laughable attempt of Nazis to overthrow the government. But despite all the losses, Hitler and Co gained influence in the sphere of people as well as earning trust and love amongst them. And that proved to be the most important factor in Hitler's future coup. ...read more.

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