Aditya Agarwal


To what extent was the rise to power of one right wing, single party ruler, the result of previous political problems?

There was no sole cause for Hitler's rise to power. There were two. The political and economic chaos of the 1920's and the 1930's joined forces with German culture that enabled Hitler to rise to power. Hitler’s rise to power was mainly through a legal change in the political system of Germany. Many political problems further aggregated the rise of Hitler to the post of a Chancellor in 1933 and then his rise to be the leader or the Fuhrerprinzip of Germany. Hitler learned from his past experiences of taking charge and trying to rise to power by the Munich Putsch after which he was arrested and then after a few years he started fresh with new ideas and strategies that favoured him.

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The Weimar was the republic that Hitler fought against to gain leadership but he failed, this action of leading the Munich Putsch put him behind bars where he planned a new strategy and sought to attain leadership through electoral means. Here were many political breakdowns that would help him, one being the break up of the Grand Coalition (coalition between the DDP, DVP, SPD and the Centre) and the other the use of the Presidential Powers under article 48 in the constitution. After becoming the leader of the Nazi party, he set his sights on overall power of Germany. He ...

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