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There were both long-term and short-term reasons why Hitler was able to come to power in 1933.

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There were both long-term and short-term reasons why Hitler was able to come to power in 1933. The long-term is before the 1920's and the short-term were that after 1929. Germany was unstable after the formation of the Weimar Republic, therefore became weak. It was successful for a short time but the attitudes of the German people changed after the long-term implications of the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles. There are many long-term reasons that contributed to Hitler's rise to power. The treaty of Versailles was a long-term reason because it was most definitely the root of problems facing Germany, which enabled him to gain control and dictatorship. The reparations that Germany had to pay through the Treaty of Versailles meant that Germany was stuck in an economic crisis or even a depression. This affected the democracy and became increasingly weak and the wall street crash brought Germany down further. ...read more.


Hitler's personality was politically skilled; he used clever tactics to eliminate opponents in the Reichstag fire in 1933. The party was under threat of starting the fore but it was heard tat it was started by communists, so he used this coincidence to their advantage. The propaganda reflected this threat to ensure that the German people knew about this and would subsequently support Hitler when he imposed blame on the communists and lead to the arrest, leading to the collapse of democracy. The many speeches and the many crowds he confronted was one that was both long-term and a factor that contributed to Hitler's rise to power: 'His words go like an arrow to a target...' 'Liberating the mass unconscious...' His amazing ability to paralyze and winning a large minority of German People at each speech concludes that it is a long-term reason as it will always be a part of him. He used it after the First World War and right up to the end of World War one. ...read more.


The economic depression was another long-term cause. During the hard ships of the German people, unemployment and the large reparations dating from the Treaty of Versailles caused a long and drastic effect on the economy. This was more than enough for the economy and the German people attitude to demolish. Hitler promised many solutions to the problems, he told crowds that he could provide them with well paid jobs, food in their stomachs, and money in their back pocket. It was all played into his own hands as he had major support from the German people as they were looking for anyone purposing a chance. The speeches lasted for a while and already knowing that he was unable to use force (Mein Kamph,) it took a while to reach into the political system and introduce the radical change on Germany. This event was a long-term cause as the economy has always been a main problem in Germany, the reparations lead back to the Treaty and was still effecting Germany in a economic disadvantage. ...read more.

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