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Why Did Many People Vote For The Nazi Party In The Elections Of 1930-32?

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Why Did Many People Vote For The Nazi Party In The Elections Of 1930-32? Hitler's Rise to Power This essay discusses the long and short-term causes that contributed to Hitler's popularity with the public and eventual ascension to become fuehrer of Germany. There are many reasons why so many people voted for the Nazi party in the elections of the 1930-32. A very important question to ask when examining this issue is was Nazism an Ideology? And how did he use his so-called 'ideologies' to win over the support of the German people. The dictionary definition of the word 'Ideology' is 'Ideas that form the basis of a political or economic theory'; from this we should be able to weigh the evidence to see if the Nazis ideas about political and economic system form an ideology. The Nazis did not fit the criteria for being ideological; They were contradictory and hypocritical. The Nazis coagulated the ideas and Theories of philosophers, musicians and scientists and produced them in a way That appealed to the masses this is what made the Nazi party believable and supportable. Hitler presented to the masses a bombardment of political and ideological ideas, Which seemed to take into account every individual and personal opinion of the average and indeed middle class German. The nationalistic component to Nazism Appealed to every German, the fact that they were superior and stronger than other nations appealed to the masses and the apparent coherent way in which Hitler presented these ideas made it more believable than ridiculous. ...read more.


I believe that the Economic depression sparked much unwanted controversy within the German Republic. It was a time of deep despair; Germany was in the grip of this great depression with a population suddenly finding themselves in a state of poverty, misery and uncertainty, whilst in the middle of a rapidly growing political instability. For Hitler, his long awaited opportunity to reach out to the German people had arrived. At this point in the German nation the citizens, downtrodden and tired of their economic situation, were more than willing too listen to someone with ideas or visions of a brighter and certainly more stable Germany. The main reason why the economic depression was the most influential above all of the others was because it was the ongoing cause of many peoples unhappiness. It was the foundation upon which the Nazi's built their political messages. The reason why Hitler became so popular over the Economic depression was because of a series of financial events which unfolded in the years 1921 to 1923 which propelled the Nazi party and himself to new heights of daring, which was highly linked with the speeches Hitler gave and the promotional stunts that the Nazi party held. On February 27th 1933, the Reichstag in Berlin was burned down. When Hitler got word of this, he immediately blamed the Communists. ...read more.


Hitler's leadership skills were also as good as his communication skills. He used events, which occurred to his advantage. It was as if he knew what was going to happen, and that he had a plan for everything. The party's tactics were very good and effective in their rise to power. However the success was really thanks to Hitler and the character that in the beginning I believe he was portraying but later became. I believe that if there had not been an economic disaster at that time, had the country not stumbled into a state of hyperinflation, Hitler would never have successfully raised the amount of strong morale that he did, mainly due to pure human conscience. He also had great political skill, as he was so sure that he would get the job eventually. Hitler had the enabling law passed to get rid of democracy in Germany and put all the powers he needed into his own hands. This was undoubtedly due to his individual personality. He wanted all power and total control over the government. Overall, Hitler's oratory, personality and leadership were vital to his rise in Germany. This was obviously a Long-term cause to his rise as he was born with these qualities. He would rely on them all the way through his life. It is fair to say that if Hitler did not have these qualities, he would not of been noticed in Germany. All of these natural born skills were extremely important in Hitler's and the Nazis rise. ...read more.

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