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Goebbels contribution to germany

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International Baccalaureate History

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"As far as Goebbels was concerned, the main purpose of the regime was to capture hearts and minds; the purpose of terror was to deal with those whom the regime had not reached or who had been cast out as an undesirable minority."

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President Hindenburg appointed Hitler Chancellor of Germany on January 30th 1933, having successfully campaigned to make the Nazis the most popular party. He had been legally elected and chosen to form a government. Hitler was a great orator and through his oratory skills and his ideology of Lebensraum he decided to unify all Germans and continue the superiority of the Aryan race while capturing more territory for the Germans to live in and spread the word of Nazi philosophy through various tools and techniques. To manage his propaganda Hitler appointed Joseph Goebbels his dear friend as the Minister of propaganda and enlightenment of the people in 1933 after Hitler rose to the post of Chancellor.

Goebbels knew that it was necessary to capture the minds and the hearts of the German people if Nazi philosophy was to thrive and revenge to the unfair Treaty of Versailles be

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