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The success of the Nazi Party was more to do with Hitler than any other factor- do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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The success of the Nazi Party was more to do with Hitler than any other factor- do you agree or disagree with this statement? Many people argue that the success of the Nazis was all down to Hitler. In this essay I will be looking at the reasons that they think this. The main reason that Hitler was successful as the party leader of the Nazis, which in turn made the Nazis popular, was his public speaking ability in front of large numbers of people. He knew how to captivate his audience and make them hang on his every word, which is important when you are trying to get your message across to millions of people. The Nazi policies he talked about also played a role in making the Nazis so successful; they talked about blaming the Weimar Government and the Treaty of Versailles. ...read more.

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The depression also made many people turn against the government parties that they supported as the parties weren't helping the situation. People also turned away from their parties as they had memories from the 1923 hyper-inflation. Many people had lost their savings and then six years later many more were unemployed and homeless. The Nazi policies appealed to the homeless as their policies were about blaming someone for all that they were suffering. These policies and propaganda were emphasized during the depression making people see Hitler's ideas and follow them A big factor that helped the Nazis, which was not their own work was that the other parties could not work together in the coalitions that they had formed in the Weimar government. This caused break downs in the government at the most crucial time, during the depression causing many Germans to turn away from the parties they supported. ...read more.

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Everything links to the depression, the collapse of the government and the scheming of Hindenburg and von Papen. The events prior to the depression, the hyper-inflation and the treaty of Versailles also played a part in the success of the Nazi party. The reason people say Hitler was the main reason that the Nazis were so successful was that he thought about the best time to plug his ideas and get them across to the people of Germany at the time they needed support. The polices were important in making the Nazis successful because they were talking to everyone in Germany about problems that had affected them. Hitler was clever in thinking about what will attract the largest amount of supporters at the right time, with his public speaking skills the party was able to gain large amounts of supporters from one rally. Georgie Noble ...read more.

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