The Rise of Dictatorships

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The Rise of Dictatorships
After World War one, Germany had grown increasingly unhappy with the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. Because the democratic Weimar had signed the treaty, these same people, at worst also hated democracy as a form of government, and at best, were highly suspicious of its ability to run Germany. The German economy had been ruined by the war, in order to reparations; the government had begun printing large amounts of money in the early 1920s. As a result, German money became worth less and less, while the prices of basic goods increased rapidly. Britain, France, and the United States agreed to give better terms for Germany’s reparation payments. Germany made a modest recovery. When world stock markets collapsed in 1929 however, the weakened German economy was affected more than most countries. Hitler had been one of those Germans who were fiercely bitter about Germany’s loss in the First World, the Treaty of Versailles, and the creation of the democratic form of government. Then he took over the German Socialist Worker’s Party. In 1932 the Nazi party came to power in Germany, with Hitler as its Chancellor. In the Nazi party, there was no democracy and no opposition to the government. Germany gained territory by taking over weak countries that it had lost in the Treaty of Versailles. But it’s not a haphazard that The Nazi appeared in the 1930s of Germany. Germany has suitable conditions for Nazism of the emergence and development of social conditions. First, Germany is a strong feudal autocratic and traditional country, although it built the bourgeois democratic republic-the Weimar Republic after WW1, there was no more stable and powerful bourgeois parties in Germany, which can only rely on the several parties to results into the alliance to catch the power. Old bureaucratic, old military officers and noble landlords continue to control the political and military power and economic lifeline. They are hostile to the republic of...
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