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There were many factor that all contributed to Hitlers rise to power. He was able to convince the German people through various tactics, such as his masterful use of propaganda

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Exam Questions. A) Source A shows us that Hitler aimed to achieve in his election campaigns. He used different methods to indicate his power. He produced slogans for purposes of propaganda. SA soldiers were marching in perfect coordination which implies how powerful and disciplined they were, which all shows what a great leader Hitler was and could be to all of the citizens if only they would elect him. B) Source B and C support source A to a certain extent. Source B is an extract form a book written by Albert Speer in which he is describes the meeting that Hitler addressed in 1931. Hitler in his speech gave hope to people. There was something for everyone. 'Instead of hopeless unemployment, Germany could move towards economic recovery'. Hitler was trying to persuade people to believe in his new ideals, to consider voting for him because that would bring them justice, he promised to make Germany a better place. 'The sight of discipline won her over'. Hitler had a very high authority amongst his soldiers and that helped him to gain power and acceptance by other people. The evidence in this source has a clear link to the information in source A as it describes the disciplined soldiers of SA. ...read more.

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He had a clear goal which was to make people believe and accept his ideas. How ever hurt the people were by the outcome of the Wall Street Crash - Hitler was there for them with new ideals. There was something for everyone in. He would provide jobs for the unemployed and give land to farmers. It appealed to people because all of the ideas and policies were clear. Hitler's leadership skills were effective so people respected him, and that was exactly what he needed. The change from violent to legal methods finally came and it was supplied by Hitler. He reorganised the Nazi Party by using discipline and that also was what people needed. Both of the sources show that Hitler and the Nazis appealed to people by their surprising yet magnificent deals. D) There were many factor that all contributed to Hitler's rise to power. He was able to convince the German people through various tactics, such as his masterful use of propaganda and his superior oratory techniques that he used at mass meetings. In addition, he was able to attain power during a time of economic crisis and destitution of a nation. Source A talks about slogans that Hitler had created which were a simple message to persuade people that he has the control over everything and if they would only follow him, he would help them to fully recover from their loss. ...read more.

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Hitler was a strong and manipulating character, with extraordinary leadership skills and his party was very tactical. He was very much underestimated by opposing political parties. All of these factors lead to Hitler and his Nazis' becoming the sole political party in the Reichstag in 1933. In source D it's apparent that Hitler was a great public speaker. He used his image to look powerful. He had a loud, harsh, monotonous, dulcet voice. When the people of Germany heard this voice they felt commanded, as if he was someone who was angry about the state of their country but could do something about it. His voice made him sound like someone who had a great deal of power. Not only did his voice help him appear powerful, but even his clothes, haircut, facial expressions, logos, and mannerisms played a part, too. He wore very military clothes, like a uniform, nothing rich, no bright colours. That made him very appealing to the lower classes, for it was as if he was one of them, as if he did not come from a very upper class background. It made him seem more worthy to be a leader if he had experienced the poverty that most of the people had. It was the brilliance of Hitler's leadership that brought him and the Nazis to power. ...read more.

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