What was the significance of the Munich Putsch for the development of the Nazi Party?
In the short term the effect on the Nazi party was very detrimental. The Nazis were completely humiliated because of Hitler’s false sense of power which led him to believe that he was more powerful than he actually was. The whole attempt, in which 3000 Nazis were overthrown by just 100 policemen, was poorly organised and had no chance of success from the outset. When the Putsch had been crushed, Hitler and some of his men were imprisoned which led to the collapse of the Nazi party due to the lack of strong leadership and direction that Hitler provided. In this Putsch, Hitler did not achieve his goal of overthrowing the Bavarian government, however, during his trial Hitler was given the platform to preach his ideas to a national audience. In this persuasive and influential speech Hitler gained notoriety and the party also gained some much needed publicity and support. The propaganda that could be used by the Nazis would appeal to the hearts and minds of German people and they could claim that nothing would defeat their strong party.