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Why did the Nazi's gain so little success in elections before 1929?

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Why did the Nazi?s in Germany gain so little success in elections before 1929? A main reason for gaining so little political success in elections before 1929 was due to the failure of the Munich Putsch in 1923. Hitler and the SA (Sturm Abteilung ? Storm Troopers) stormed into a meeting of the Bavarian government and announced that he would overthrow them, however he was unsuccessful in doing so. The next day when he tried to overthrow them again he was met by armed police officers and was arrested and later sent to prison where he wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle). The public outlook of the situation made them appear violent with no respect for authority or for law and order which perhaps lowered his popularity. As part of Hitler?s sentence, he was not allowed to give speeches before like he had done. ...read more.


In his book Mein Kampf Hitler criticized the Jews for basically everything that was wrong with Germany and with society. He blamed them for everything that had gone wrong with Germany and as approximately 505,000 people out of a total population of 67 million in 1933 were Jewish; these views were not taken well or widely supported as they were so radical. He said in speeches that Aryians (white Europeans) were superior to all other races and as many Germans could possibly have relatives or in fact themselves not be Aryian, this view was not taken well and decreased the popularity for the Nazi Party and for Hitler. There was little/no support for the Nazi Party from the middle class as the views were too extremist, they were more restrained and worried of the violence of the Nazis as it could cause protests, revolutions and a breakdown of the law and order system. ...read more.


In 1925, Germany signed the Locarno Pact under Stresseman?s orders; it was an agreement between France, Belgium and Germany to not fight with each other. In 1926, Stresseman led Germany to join the League of Nations as a new reformed ?peace-loving? nation. Finally, in 1928 Stresseman formed the Kellog-Briand pact where sixty countries joined together to not fight against each other. The middle class were better off with Stresseman and the success of the Weimar Republic that they saw no need to change and vote for a radical party which seemed to go against everything Stresseman had set up which had made Germany such a successful country which had a larger, faster economic growth than Britain or France. These factors all contributed to the lack of success of the Nazi Party and as they were doing so well there seemed no need to change party as the country was not going through any hardship as it later was with the depression and hyperinflation. Emma Northwood ...read more.

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