“Analyze the methods used and the conditions which helped in the rise to power of hitler”
In the month of June 1919, the treaty of Versailles was signed and Germany was left to pay over 130 billion marks in reparations. Economist John Maynard Keynes said that the treaty was a false short term representation of peace and that eventually, the damage caused by the treaty to Germany would cause destruction. He was right, and Germany eventually called for a strong leader to bring them out of their misery. Adolf Hitler took control of Germany in March 1933 and began his right wing rule which led Germany once again to destruction. Hitler was fortunate in the time period he chose to rise to power. Not only did the disposition of the country contribute to the acceptance Hitlers radical theories, but they way that Hitler took advantage of these dispositions led him to control of the Reichstag in 1933. Because of the weakness of the Weimar Republic, the impact of the great depression of 1928, and the laws enforced by Hitler following the Reichstag’s fire prior to the election of 1933, Hitler was able to rise to power and eventually take control of Germany.
Following their defeat in WWI, Germany was left without government and with extreme amounts of embarrassment, hatred, and shame. Germany’s new government, the Weimar Republic, consisted of numerous amounts of parties with little to no success at passing bills though the Reichstag. The Citizens of Germany had trouble thinking that their new government had accepted such harsh terms without protest and the “stab in the back theory” became more popular. Hitler took advantage of the situation and rode along the theory in many of his early political speeches for the German Workers Party later knows as the National Socialist German Workers Party. He managed to broadcast his theories out of Bavaria and into greater Germany after his trial for treason due to the beer hall putsch. Many of the citizens fed up with with what...
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