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Who and what helped Hitler into power by 1933?

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Who and what helped Hitler into power by 1933? Hitler and his Nazi party gained power in 1933 by exploiting many of the weaknesses in Germany, utilising their methods and organisation effectively. Conditions in Germany in 1919-24 played a large part in the emergence of the Nazi's. After WW1, the Versailles Treaty was made, which was a huge blow for Germany as they were crippled with reparations and the 'stab in the back theory'. German soldiers felt the 'November Criminals' who signed the Treaty had betrayed them. Hitler exploited such problems by acting as a saviour. He said he would return Germany to a powerful nation. There was also unrest in Munich at the time, and with such incidents as the Munich Putsch involving the Nazi Party and Hitler, people found out about the Nazi's. ...read more.

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He could easily exploit emotions with his speeches; this helped the party gain support. The Nazi's success partly stemmed from their organisational structure and methods. The party developed according to local circumstances. Much effort was also put into training speakers, which leads onto the use of propaganda. Hitler was a brilliant public speaker, he could easily manipulate the crowd. The Nazi's gained many members through his speeches, which appealed to most Germans. Marches, rallies, uniforms and banners were just some of the types of propaganda used to get the message of the Nazism to Germany. Weaknesses in the Weimar Government provided to be a big factor in the rise of the Nazi as well. As I have said, the Nazi's did well when Germany was in a slump, or instable. ...read more.

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Many lost jobs and poverty struck Germany. With such bad conditions the German looked to someone that could save them. They looked to extremist parties like the Nazi's, so their vote increased hugely. More Germans were ready to hear Hitler. People wanted to get rid of democracy and Hitler proved that he would be a great leader for the nation. The support and miscalculation of German leaders meant that Hitler became powerful. Bruning called elections in 1930 where Nazi's made major gains. Von Papen and Hindenburg have already been mentioned, and were also influential in the rise of Hitler. Hitler was also able to take over after the dismissal of Schleicher, who had tried to gain support of the Nazi's. Circumstances and the exploitation of certain things meant that the rise of the Nazi's was fast, Hitler was able to gain control easily through manipulating the German people, politicians, etc and exploiting conditions in Germany and political instability. ...read more.

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