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Why did the Nazi Party have little success before the 1930s?

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  • Submitted: 05/02/2013
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GCSE Germany 1918-1939

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By Georgie Hudson Words: 351

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Why did the Nazis have little success before the 1930s?

One of the reasons the Nazis had little success before the 1930s is that in 1923, Hitler failed to seize control in the Munich Putsch. Hitler had attempted to overthrow the government and thought that if he attempted to gain power, the German people would rise up and support him, but this was unsuccessful. As well as this, he and other leading Nazis were arrested and charged with treason. The failed Putsch gave the Nazis the appearance of being violent revolutionaries and law-breakers. Hitler was also not able to give public speeches as part of his sentence. Hitlerâs speeches had been one of the partyâs main attractions so without them, the party lost a lot of power.

Another reason the Nazis had little success before the 1930s is that Hitler was originally very fixed on gaining power by force and didnât realise that this wouldnât work. It was only after his time in prison that he decided to take power the legal way and âout-vote not out-shootâ[1]. Hitler entirely hated democracy and was initially completely against taking

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