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The Munich Putsch.

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The Munich Putsch 1) Why was there an attempt in Munich in 1923? In 1923 there was an attempt made by Hitler and his Nazi party to seize control of the Bavarian capital Munich and destroy the predominantly Jewish Weimar government. Hitler hated this government, not just because he was anti-semitist but because they signed the Treaty of Versailles and the made people go back to work in the Ruhr Valley. Hitler wanted power and he thought that the best way to get it would be an armed putsch of Munich, he considered Democracy to be a waste of time and he didn't have time to waste. Ultimately Hitler's goal was to control Germany, and he considered Bavaria as an ideal place to start. Hitler saw 1923 as his window of opportunity it was in this year that Germany was at his lowest point and at low points the public turn to extremists who put forward radical ideas to make places better. ...read more.

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Nethertheless, Hitler and Ludendorff marched into Munich, Hitler thought that he would be greeted by waves of people begging to join his cause, however they were greeted by armed police, 16 of Hitler's men were shot. Hitler was captured and put on trial, his putsch was a failure, it did though provide him with heroes who had died for his cause. 3) What was the Outcome of the Putsch? The Putsch itself had many outcomes. First of all it gave an ailing Germany hope, they were in there lowest year and the failure of an attempted seizure, would have probably brightened the spirits of many German People. Another outcome was that Hitler was put in a place he could seemingly cause no harm, jail. The putsch also had negative outcomes, whilst Hitler was imprisoned he wrote 'Mein Kampf' the Nazi bible, it gave him time to organize his thoughts that would bring pain and suffering to millions of people the world over, he had learnt from his mistakes. ...read more.

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front of the Feldherrnehalle' this source however is biased as they would want Hitler to seem as weak and as unworthy of leading Germany as possible. Before Hitler came to prominence in the NAZI party he served as a runner in the German Army, the average life-span for a runner was only about a day, with many only lasting hours. Hitler survived the whole war and was awarded the Iron Cross, first and second class, the highest award for military bravery in Germany. Here he was a hero, he was doing a very brave thing and doing it well. When he was in charge of the Nazi party, however, he was not however a hero, nor was he a coward, the fact it is, it is impossible to judge Hitler as the sources available are all biased in some form or another, to some people he was a hero, brave enough to say what they were to afraid to, and to others he was a evil coward who had no sense of moral justice. ...read more.

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