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

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

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

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. Why did the Nazis come to power in Germany in 1933?

    causing unnecessary uproar and because of Hitler's large popularity Hitler was an obvious choice. Von Papen believed if Hitler was chancellor and he was vice then Hitler would be the man in front, and people would listen to him and papen could tell him what to do from behind.

  2. How was Hitler able to win Power by 1933?

    The other major party in the Reichstag that wanted to see the downfall of the Weimar government was the 'Communist Party' (KPD) who had in January 1919 rebelled in Berlin, led by Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht (this became known as the Spartacist Uprising).

  1. Free essay

    What were the long terms and short term causes of Hitlers rise to power?

    The Nazi party promised the middle class protection from the communists taking over and promised to return their old lifestyle. The upper class only feared one thing and that was by the communist taking over and all their wealth would be divided.

  2. Long term causes like the economic depression 1929-1933, and the failure of the Weimar ...

    Both sides were heavily armed. Casualties were high. The Friekorps won. Liebknecht and Luxemburg were murdered, and this communist revolution had failed. In March 1920 Dr Wolfgang Kapp lead 5000 Freikorps into Berlin in a rebellion known as the 'Kapp Putsch'. The army refused to fire on the freikorps and it looked as though Ebert was doomed.

  1. The rise of Hitlers power was based upon a number of long term problems ...

    On the other hand, a soldier named Adolf Hitler had been asked by the army to act as a spy on the Nazi party. Once he joined them in 1919, he had become fascinated with their fascist views and opinions.

  2. How did Hitler come to power?

    When the depression starts he remembers that taking power by force will not work so instead he conducts a strong non-violent propaganda campaign making use of his personality, leadership and oratory skills. People also remember him and his ideas, which helps because he does not have to so much to

  1. adolf hitler

    People who had not seen him for a few months were shocked by his appearance. One man remarked: "It was a ghastly physical image he presented. The upper part of his body was bowed and he dragged his feet as he made his way slowly and laboriously through the bunker from his living room...

  2. Why was Hitler able to come to power in 1933 and not by 1929?

    The Nazis also had some very appealing policies in their 25-point programme; probably one of the most appealing was to scarp the treaty of Versailles; this appealed to the German people as after all these years people were still very bitter and were desperate to get rid of it, they were desperate.

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