The Nazi party was able to gain power because of the appeal of Hitler’s personality Discuss.
Post war Germany was certainly no utopia; there was famine, depression, anarchy and social upheaval. The general citizens were all desperately searching for someone to take charge of the situation, and someone did, the Nazi party. The Nazi party was able to gain power for a number of reasons; they used the last Weimar government’s mistakes to their advantage, they also used their current state of economic troubles to leverage people on to their side, but they also used the help of a man, Hitler; they used Hitler’s charismatic personality to gain popularity with the masses, the majority of people thought Hitler sounded like the only man to lead them out of their financial troubles, and their embarrassment after loosing the first world war. On paper Hitler looked great too; firstly Hitler was a war hero, having won two iron crosses in the First World War, he was opportunistic and got many disillusioned people to believe in Germany again by offering a way out of the depression furthermore he was passionate about his country and its dignity, determined to tear up the much loathed treaty of Versailles. To match his strong views he was also a strongly motivating public speaker who could engage even some of his most harsh critics. The Nazi party gained much support from the appeal of Hitler’s personality; they were able to use him to enforce the Nazi beliefs and ideals to the everyday person. The people were so enraptured by him that the Nazi party gained further power from his popularity.
In the First World War Hitler found his true identity, he became a devoted soldier he “never complained about the hardship or conditions and never sought leave” (Mason, 2004). Hitler is attributed with saying that the war was “the greatest and most unforgettable time of my life”. He often undertook dangerous missions, like taking messages to the front line, and because of this bravery...
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