The Beer Hall Putsch

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World War I significantly deteriorated Germany and it’s economy. Many people in Germany were lead to believe that they would be the victors in The First World War. The troublesome loads of reparations created hyperinflation and poverty. Germany struggled to reestablish a proper government, as many people lost faith in the Weimar Republic. Adolf Hitler promised to restore the nation and gained many followers because the people of Germany were terribly miserable and began to seek answers from extremist parties. Although it was not immediate, supporters of Hitler along with the Nazi Party grew rapidly. After several years, Hitler’s ideology had gradually become the founding principles of Germany as he became the sole leader.
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Hitler stated while still in prison, “Instead of working to achieve power by an armed coup, we shall have to hold our noses and enter the Reichstag against the Catholic and Marxist deputies. If outvoting them takes longer than outshooting them, at least the results will be guaranteed by their own constitution. Any lawful process is slow… Sooner or later we shall have a majority – and after that Germany." Hitler, aware that the Nazi Party and its newspaper were banned, had to agree to work within the tenets of the constitution before ban could be lifted. On February 27, 1925, Hitler assumed his rightful place as leader or Führer of the Nazi Party, while he also managed to be banned from public speaking by the Bavarian government for two years. “One scarcely heard of Hitler or the Nazis except as butts of jokes–usually in connection with the Beer Hall Putsch, as it came to be known. In the elections of May 20, 1928, the Nazi Party polled only 810,000 votes out of a total of thirty-one million and had but a dozen of the Reichstag’s 491 …show more content…
On February 27, 1933, the German Parliament building, known as the Reichstag, had been burned down. Hitler would take this opportunity to rid the nation of Communist by accusing them of the Reichstag destruction. In fact, Hitler stated, “God grant this be the work of the Communists. This is a God-given signal, Herr Vice-Chancellor! If this fire, as I believe, is the work of the Communists, then we must crush out this murder pest with an iron fist.” Hitler issued an emergency decree, permitting that Communists or people suspected of communism be arrested. Hitler’s next action was presenting The Enabling Act to the Reichstag, which was considered a change to the German constitution. The Enabling Act was passed on March 23, 1933, allowing legislation to be passed without presidential or Reichstag approval. This was significant because Hitler was now eligible to ban the practices of any other political party besides the Nazi Party. After Hindenburg died on August 2, 1934, Hitler became the absolute leader of Germany. Germany had become a one party political state as the Nazi Party now had complete

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