Hitler Rose to Power Because of the Wall Street Crash in 1929. Do You Agree?

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Hitler rose to power because of the Wall Street crash in 1929. Do you agree? Hitler came to power in 1933. After a lot of political fighting, debating and campaigning he finally achieved the role of German Chancellor in 1933. Hitler had big ambitions and he was finally starting to fulfil them. Hitler, like many other political leaders thought that the Weimar Republic was weak. He promised to take back the Treaty of Versailles by reclaiming land and re-arming Germany. In 1918 Hitler created powerful propaganda to make people believe that he was Germany’s last hope and that the Weimar Republic had stabbed Germany in the back by ending the war when Germany had a chance to win, this had been a waste of time as Hitler had failed to gain support of the German people. Many factors helped Hitler gain power in 1933 such as the Wall Street crash in 1929. He used the Jews as a scapegoat to blame all of Germany’s problems on them. German civilians believed this and Hitler convinced them Germanys problems would be over. Hitler appealed to all classes: Junkers (aristocrats) who feared communism, working class who wanted jobs, Hitler also promised to end unemployment, plus the church supported him because he disagreed with communism and the church believed that communism was atheist. These classes voted for Hitler and he gained their guaranteed support. The Munich Putsch in 1923 helped Hitler gain publicity. However this attempt to overthrow the government failed and he was arrested and taken to prison. Whilst in prison he wrote ‘Mein Kamph’ which means ‘my struggle’. Whilst in prison he was able to think about his strategy and how he would plan getting into power he wrote and published it in this book it was well known around Germany and this helped to get him to power. He thought about lots of strategies and he decided he would need to gain power legally. He decided to use the democratic system which later he destroyed. As a result he re-organised the Nazi party between...
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