“Between January 1933 and August 1934 the Nazis achieved a political revolution in Germany Do you agree with this”
In this essay I will be discussing whether the Nazi party was able to create a political revolution between 1933 and 1934. The term “political revolution” is an upheaval in which the government is replaced, or the form of government altered. In January 1933 Hitler was appointed chancellor; this was the first step for him to create a revolution within Germany and in Politics. In some ways the Nazi party was able to create a Political revolution, he was able to turn a democracy into a dictatorship; in 1932 Hitler won 32% of the votes across Germany however one year on he had 92% of the electorate on his side. Some may say that this was a fixed election or majorly bias but nevertheless “It was a significant move on the road towards dictatorship” Frank McDonough. This would be seen to be a major political revolution if the Nazis were able to form a dictatorship among the German people, In the November 1932 elections the SPD with 18% and the Communists with 12% still held a decent proportion of votes, however one year later with the Nazis vote rising it could show an increased view towards a strong leader due to the depression caused by the 1929 wall street crash. With Hitler starting to pass certain acts in the Reichstag he was able to eliminate his competition making it increasingly easier to create a Dictatorship. In June 1933 Hitler had banned the SPD being the Nazis main rivals and by July 1933 all the parties in the Reichstag had disbanded, not only splitting up parties he also on the 14th July 1933 passed a law against the formation of new parties. This may be clear indications of a very large upheaval within politics in Germany at the time but people may argue it was already like that, this links to my next point on Hitler taking advantage of an already failed system. On the other hand, the political revolution may be distinguished due to the...
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