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To what extent did the survival of Nazi rule in Germany from 1933-39 depend on their solving Germany's economic problems?

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History Essay Joe Murphy Mrs Milarvie To what extent did the survival of Nazi rule in Germany from 1933-39 depend on their solving Germany's economic problems? To a certain extent, the survival of the Nazi rule within Germany depended on their solving of the increasing economic problems in Germany. Previous to the Nazi rule, Germany was in a desperate state, unemployment was rising and the country was facing depression. In this state desperate times called for deperate measures and the Nazis provided the solution, hence were voted into power. Hitler realised that in order to stay in power he would have to eliminate political opposition. Through Hitler's policy of Gleichschaltung (co-ordination) the Nazis ensured all organisations such as courts, churches, schools and the civil service were all controlled by one man, Hitler. Following these strict methods, young people were brainwashed into believing Nazi was the way forward in Germany. The creation of Nazi Youth and Nazi Maidens were formed for children and the like. Hitler convinced many Germans that they were the superior 'Ayrian Race' and convinced them that Jews and other groups were inferior. The use of force, violence and intimidation was central to keeping the Nazis in power during the period of 1933-39. ...read more.

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Within a couple of months the Nazis had turned the entire country into a one party nation. Hitler had layed all of his foundations for dictatorship. This process virtually guaranteed the Nazis would remain in power for the foreseable future. The Nazi revolution completley destroyed democracy and a number of people from the Nazi Party became more annoyed and started to make their issue of strong anti-captilast views known. Many of them expected the socialist aspects of the National Socialism to be implenmented, particularly in the SA(.......................................................................................). On hearing this Hitler seen that it would be best suited to dismiss this. So on the 30th of June 1934, otherwise known as 'The Knight Of The Long Knives' the SS were commanded by Hitler to round up anyone who associated with the SA and Hitler's other rising opponents were to be shot. Hitler proclaimed the slogan 'Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer' ( one people, one government, one leader) that night. Everyone in Germany became aware that the authority of Adolf Hitler was to be absolute and that everyone must obey him, otherwise face the wrath of the SS. The SS began in 1925 as a personal guard for Hitler. ...read more.

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Hitler's 'final solution' had murdered over 6 million Jews. By the end of 1939 Germany had become a totalaterian state which controlled many aspects of peoples lives. Hitler's methods became more brutal and ruthless throughout this period. In conclusion, there are many reasons why the Nazi were able to stay in power in Germany between1933-39. Many Germans were easily convinced by the Nazis that there economic policy made Germany a stronger country once again.The use of propaganda proved to be important in brainwashing the people of Germany into believing that the Nazi policies were successfull. It is also very important to note that the entire nation did not benefit economically, especially the working class. The Nazis quickly changed Germany from a democracy to a autocracy by eliminating opposition within and outwith the Nazi Party. Many Germans seen the Nazi regime as a step forward as it was what the German people were used to under Bismarck and the Kaiser William. The policy of Gleichschaltung ensured that every place was dominated and controlled by Nazis. Fear and intimidation by the SS and the Nazi Storm Troopers ensured that Germany compiled with Nazi rule. Otherwise those individuals faced prosecution.The most sinister aspect of the Nazi regime was that it whole heartidly believed in the 'Ayrian Race' and that they were superior others of whom were not were simply executed. ...read more.

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