Nazis Rise to Power-1929-1933

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Increased support for the Nazi party in the years 1930-1933: The difficulties faced by the Weimar government in dealing with the economic consequences of the depression. By mid- 1929 Germany was prospering once more. Political stability had been resolved and relations with other countries had improved dramatically. But by the 1930’s things had began to go wrong. The state that The Wall Street Crash left Germany had led to the Weimar government facing difficulties in resolving the economic crisis. As the government failed to deal with the economic problems support for the Nazis grew. It can be argued that the fall of the Weimar Republic led to the rise of the Nazi Party, with the strength of the SA and the Nazis appeal to different groups of society. The failure of the Weimar government to solve the problems faced by Germany during the 1920’s and early 30’s had many consequences and very little effect. As the government lost one of its most important members, “Stresemann... worked hard to rebuild his shattered country and for peace and co-operation abroad. Because of his leadership Germany is now prospering and has an important place in the affairs of Europe”. From this source we can see that the Weimar Republic was also lacking strong leadership which was something Germany needed at that time but they couldn’t provide it. Because of his achievements the government were favoured by most of Germany but as he passed away the government’s plans went down the drain which led to the people of Germany losing faith in them. The Weimar government was faced with a number of problems from the outset. On 29th October the Wall Street Crash shook the world. Share prices hit rock bottom on the New York stock exchange and businesses went bankrupt overnight. German industry could not operate, factories closed and by 1932 there were six million people unemployed. The government was eventually forced to default on reparations, resulting in the French...
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