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Assess the conditions and methods that led to Hitlers rise to power.

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Mustafa Ghanim October 10, 2012 IB History Y1 Summative Rise to Power Outline Essay Prompt: Asses the conditions and methods that led to Hitler?s rise to power. Thesis: Hitler?s rise to power was due to his ability to create a mass movement, through ideological appeal, which provided him with a platform to capitalize on the political miscalculations, and the desire of the right section of the Weimar government to generate a rightest solution to Germany?s problems. However the cessation of Hitler?s power occurred with his capitalization of the Reichstag fire, which led to complete Gleichschaltung. Topic Sentence: The Economic Crisis of 1929 provoked Hitler?s ascension to power by providing him the ability to utilize the suffering of the population to garner electoral support. ...read more.

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Topic Sentence: Hitler?s ideological appeal towards the Youth expedited the creation of a mass movement by increasing electoral support. Youth had little chance of finding work. 41.3% of Nazi membership before 1933 people born 1904-1913. Of population (20-30) who joined parties, 25.3% nazi. Youth filled ranks of SA, SA activities gave something to do? Treaty of Versailles leads to unemployed soldiers Saw Nazism as movement for change Aids in increase 1928, 2.6%; 1932 37.3%. Majority of support = ideal leader for country Hitler?s ideals = right side of gov = destroy democracy + socialism Hitler in power, thought he could be manipulated to will. Topic Sentence: Hitler?s notion of a National Community appealed to the working and middle classes, resulting in increased electoral support. ...read more.

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Topic Sentence: Hitler?s swift and opportunistic reaction to crisis allowed him to create a legal dictatorship. Reichstag fire: 27 Feb 1933 Marinus van der Lubbe, protest against Nazi?s Arrest communist leaders, state of martial law 28 Feb 1933; decree for protection of people and state Emergency powers = no civil , individual liberties = complete control Temp power stayed in effect Law for the Alleviation and Distress of People and Reich Enabling Act 23 March 1933, all members of Reichstag give power to Hitler Complete Gleichschaltung 2 May 1933, trade unions banned 19 June 1933, social democrats dissolved 29 June 1933, German National People?s party dissolved. 4 July 1933, Catholic Bavarian People?s party 5 July 1933, Catholic Centre Party dissolved 14 July 1933, only NSDAP End of July = Hitler = one party state Conclusion: Stop rising to power after dictatorship ...read more.

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