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3. I don't believe that only one cause was more or less important than another because they helped Hitler gain power in some way, this wouldn't have been possible without any of these causes as they all link together. The treaty of Versailles in 1919 was the first cause, which started Hitler's ideas of gaining power and the reversal of the harsh terms of the Treaty of Versailles spurred him on. Hitler and many other Germans believed the Treaty was the cause of huger unemployment during Hyperinflation in 1923. Hitler had fought in the First World War and he blamed the treaty on the Weimar government, feeling that they betrayed their country. Many people listened to Hitler and sympathised with his hatred of the Treaty of Versailles they too believed that the Weimar government was to blame. Germany lost land like - Alasace Lorraine went to France, Upper Silesia went to Poland, Memel went to Lithuania, Danzig went to the League of Nations, Posen and the Polish Corridor went to Poland, In addition Germany lost colonies in Africa. This was very evil to Germany as no other country was punished the way Germany was punished. ...read more.


* Pensioners of fixed incomes suffered as pensions became worthless. * The poor became poorer and the winter of 1923 meant that many lived in freezing conditions. * The group that suffered the most was the middle classed. Their earned savings disappeared overnight. Many of the middle classed suffered in 1923 so they turned to Hitler and the Nazi party. As a result to Hyperinflation Hitler though that it was time for him to take power from the Weimar government in 1923. He gained supporters to attempt to seize power overthrow the Weimar government. This was arranged by Hitler and it took place in Munich in November 1923, when the Nazis marched through Munich they were confronted by armed officers. Hitler thought that the Army and police would support them but instead the police officers opened fire and 16 Nazis were killed. Hitler also realised that the only way to seize power was to use politics. He knew that he needed to create a proper party and win elections through the Reichstag. Hiler decided to do the Munich putsch in 1923 because he knew that people were depressed from the Hyperinflation. Germany had a new chancellor, Gustav Stressman. He immediately called the worker in the Ruhr to go back to work. ...read more.


The success in the elections made the Nazis ambitious. The Nazis made a huge effort to increase their support further, doubling their vote in 1932. They spent huge amounts of money on propaganda, the Nazis released millions of Nazi posters, 8 Nazis owned newspapers, mass rallies, and public meeting put across their message of Nazi ideas. By 1932 the Nazis were the biggest party in the elections. Hitler demanded to be made chancellor but President Hindenburg didn't allow him as he described Hitler as 'very violent'. There was another election in November 1932 and Von Papen failed to get the vote, the elections gave Von Papen fewer seats, Papen then went to Hindenburg with a new plan. He suggested closing down the Reichstag governing by decree and to use the army to crush opposition. But Hindenburg realised that Hitler was the strongest leader as he was one of the only parties to have an army. Many people also supported Hitler as he was a strong, smart leader who knew what to do and say. On the 30th January 1933 President Hindenburg decided to appoint Hitler as chancellor. Oratory is the power to control people by speaking to them. Hitler was one of the first modern leaders to understand how to use propaganda to control people. He even had a government minister - Dr Goebells. Gabby Ajibola ...read more.

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