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Was The Depression The Most Important Reason Why Hitler Came To Power In 1933?

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Was The Depression The Most Important Reason Why Hitler Came To Power In 1933? On the 27th February 1933 the Reichstag building in Berlin was burned down. By March, Hitler had been made a dictator by the Enabling Act. Germany became a one-party state in July 1933. In this essay, I will look at hoe the depression helped Hitler in his ride to power. I will then explore the other factors that helped him. In my conclusion I will make a decision as to whether the most important factor in Hitler's rise to power was depression. The depression was terrible news all around the world. However Germany suffered most as the US demanded that Germany was to repay the money that the US had lent to Germany during the 1920s. There were money consequences to this. ...read more.

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The Nazis made many promises because they knew that they could use Germany's downfall to their advantage. They offered strong leadership, employment for all of Germany's people and they promised to restore Germany's pride. The Nazis were anti-communists and Hitler's speeches convinced the German population that they were the superior race. As unemployment rose, people began to worry about their situations. This resulted in more and more people supporting the Nazis as they offered the best solutions (promising jobs for all of Germany). In the 1930 elections the Nazis got 107 seats and there were just over 2 million unemployed Germans. However by 1933 unemployment had risen to around 6 million people in Germany and the Nazis had almost 300 sets in the Reichstag. Of course there were other reasons for Hitler's success, he was very devoted to his cause and he was passionate about his beliefs. ...read more.

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To show that the Nazis were in touch with modern technology and ideas, Hitler travelled around by plane and the Nazis used the press and radio to deliver their messages to the public. Because the Nazis had smart uniforms and held organized meetings, they looked, to the Germans, as though they were the party to follow. The Nazis' strongest chance of success was their leader, Hitler. Hitler was a confident and powerful speaker, the Germans felt like he understood them; they were looking for a strong leader. There were lots of reasons why Hitler came to power in 1933; the depression, fear of communism, weakness of the opposition, Nazi election plans, Nazi use of propaganda and the Hitler effect (devotion to his cause, powerful speaker). In my opinion the most important reason was the depression because without the depression an extremist party like the Nazis would never have found so much support. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jenna Waite History Coursework 10.1 10.S ...read more.

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