• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Wall Street Crash was the most important reason for the increase in support for the Nazis in the years 192832. Do you agree?

Extracts from this document...


'The Wall Street Crash was the most important reason for the increase in support for the Nazis in the years 1928-32.' Do you agree? Explain your answer. I believe that the Wall Street Crash was the most important reason for the increase in support for the Nazis. The Wall Street Crash occurred when the US stock market (Wall Street) crashed in 1929. It resulted in people to lose their confidence in investing. It also led to banks and businesses to lose a lot of money. One in four people became unemployed, that was 6 million people. Due to this economic disaster, the US recalled their loans to Germany, resulting in them to live in poverty. ...read more.


Therefore, the Wall Street Crash was the most important reason for Hitler's increase in support as the crash left Germany in need of a strong leader who would help Germany to become strong and dependent once again - this was a spot that only Hitler could fill. This leads to another factor that also affected Hitler's increase in support. This was the fact that the opposition to the Nazis was weak and divided. The Nazi's two main rivals, who were bitter enemies, were the Social Democratic Party and the Communist Party. These were the only other parties that offered a strong, effective leadership. The Communist Party had a lot of support from the working class and the German Communist Party was the largest in Europe. ...read more.


He helped the Nazis to raise a lot of money for their election campaigns as they received huge donations from rich businessmen; this enabled them to use more expensive and effective propaganda. However, it was not just money that helped the Nazis in their rise to power; they also worked extremely hard to gain the support of the public. They put leaflets through every door and had many public meetings. They also used mass rallies and marches to give the impression of discipline and order; they convinced the public that they were capable of looking after Germany. In conclusion the Wall Street crash was an extremely important factor in helping the Nazis in their rise to power and increasing their support from the German public. The Wall Street crash left Germany in need of major help and Hitler and the Nazis convinced the public that they were the only solution to all of Germany's problems. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Germany 1918-1939 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Germany 1918-1939 essays

  1. Peer reviewed

    Describe How The Nazis Used The Reighstag Fire To Increase Their Power In Germany ...

    3 star(s)

    They thought that they could keep him happy by giving him the title of Chancellor. They never dreamt that he would ever be so influential on the German government and that he would have the ability to do so much with Germany.

  2. The Wall Street Crash was the main reason Hitler got into power. Do you ...

    Another reason for Hitler gaining in popularity is that the force of the opposition that the Nazis faced was very weak. The Social Democrats lacked support from the German civilians because they didn't trust any party who had lead them to the great depression after the Wall Street Crash.

  1. What were the causes and consequences of the Wall Street Crash?

    To the average investor, stocks were a sure thing. Few people actually studied the companies they invested in. Most investors never even thought a crash was possible. To them, the stock market always went up. This was only until the companies which they had brought shares in started to over produce goods.

  2. Why Did Support Increase Dramatically for the Nazi's after 1929?

    With people homeless and starving the German people looked to the government to sort the crisis and to lead Germany but unfortuantly they didn't get it. In August 1919 Germany became a democratic country, they adopted a new government called the Reichstag overthrowing the old monarchy system with a German emperor.

  1. "The most important reason why there was little opposition in Germany towards the Nazi ...

    Summarizing this, if there was no 'stick' the 'carrot' would not have been effective enough to prevent opposition. A third reason why there was little or no opposition in Nazi Germany was the effects of Hitler's economic policies. His three promises to his people were bread, freedom, and most importantly,

  2. Thr opposition of the Church.

    and cultural problems that will stand in the way of a new German government that will be formed after Hitler. Military problems didn't interest them. They were not military leaders, and they didn't have military force under their command. Their duty was to think.

  1. Wall Street Crash

    I will also explain how the Wall Street Crash was not the main cause of the Depression, but how it speeded the whole process of a gradual already existing event which was going to occur.

  2. Organization was also a factor in the support the Nazis gained during this period

    If outvoting them takes longer than outshining them, at least the results will be guaranteed by their own Constitution! Any lawful process is slow. But sooner or later we shall have a majority - and after that Germany." (Hitler, whilst in Landsberg Prison)

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work