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Analyse the factors that contribute to Hitler(TM)s rise to power.

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  • Submitted: 17/11/2008
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International Baccalaureate History

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Qn: Analyse the factors that contribute to Hitler's rise to power.

Essay Plan

1. The situation of Germany/Problems faced by Weimar Government

a. The Weimar govt was a coalition - Cannot make decisions effectively, quickly

b. Article 48 (links to point on Hitler)

c. Depression of 1929-1933

2. Treaty of Versailles

a. Real impact it had on economy, society, politics

b. How it psychologically impacted the German people

3. The Nazi party's appeal

a. Hitler's personality

b. Organisation

c. SA

4. Great Depression

5. Which one is more important? Look at pgs 154-155

While Hitler's ascent to power is astounding, a few reasons can be attributed to this rise. In order to tackle this problem, we need to look at the background of Weimar Germany and how it could not stand up to Hitler, with focus on the government itself and the Treaty of Versailles. The other reason we need to take into account is Hitler's party's appeal to the masses, which led to his leap to power in the democratic system.

Firstly, looking at the Weimar government itself, we

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