Assess the reasons why the Nazi party gained so little support in the 1920s

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Assess the reasons why the Nazi party gained so little support in the 1920s

        Although Hitler and his new party gained some support throughout the 1920’s it was not nearly enough to face government. There were many factors causing the Nazi party’s low support including the success of the Weimar Republic.

        After the year of crisis in Germany, 1923, the Weimar Republic’s Golden years began. They had this title because it was when Germany was finally regaining its’ economy, culture and foreign relations. During the Hyper inflation Germany’s currency was made practically worthless. This made the working class and in general people who didn’t really have a lot of money very unhappy and just increased their poverty. When the Golden Years arrived due to Stresemann’s decisions the Germany currency was becoming increasingly stronger. This meant that the German people who had suffered in the previous year became happier once again. Furthermore, because the German people were content with the way the government was looking they were not prepared to support the NSDAP. Between the years of 1925 and 1929 German exports increased by 40%. This also meant that the economy grew along with the people’s satisfaction.

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        Also the Golden years were an exciting time for German culture. Artists such as, Walter Gropius and Bertolt Brecht began to experiment with their work and created a new form of art. Due to the boost in culture, the traditional view of women working at home changed and there were new job opportunities opening in careers like fashion. There were also new attitudes to sexual behaviour meaning that homosexual people were for the first time accepted. All these new changes to culture and the way people lived meant that people were a lot less inclined to support the current government’s ...

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