The Nazis were oblivious about the devastation they caused as they were influenced by one of the most perilous motives: power, and the lack thereof. During the 1930s, the German citizens felt restricted by their circumstances as the country was in a bleak situation. Millions of citizens were affected by “the worldwide economic depression [which] provoked hyperinflation, social unrest and mass unemployment.” Hitler presented his party, the Nationalist Socialist German Workers’ Party or more commonly known as Nazi Party, as the solution to their problems. It is deeply ingrained into human nature that when one is hopeless, one tends to believe whoever offers the slightest amount of hope. Hitler promised them that “The National Government will
The definition of a dictator is a ruler with complete and absolute power over a country that is usually received forcefully. Adolf Hitler and Rafael Trujillo are two examples of powerful dictators that impacted their country immensely. During their reins of power, German and Dominican people were abused, manipulated, and many were killed. Hitler and Trujillo have several similarities on how they dictated; although, the ways in which they chose to use their power differed. There are numerous similarities and differences on the two dictators’ effect of the culture, people, and country, but the question is: which dictator was the worst?
World War I ended in 1918 with the victorious Allied powers, and the peace-promising Treaty of Versailles. However, this treaty 's peace did not last long as its unrealistic demands caused strong resentment within the Central powers against the Allied powers. Territorial losses, reparation payments, and inflation all left Europe in economic ruins. The damage and destruction that resulted from World War I paved a clear path that allowed for World War II to occur. It began in 1933 when Adolf Hitler gained power and, with the help of the Nazi Party, turned Germany in a totalitarian dictatorship. Germans ' appeal of Hitler and the Nazi Party in the early 1930s was due to their nationalistic senses, Hitler 's magnetism, as well as the possibility
What ended one war, began another. The Treaty of Versailles was the main cause of World War II due to the restrictions it put on Germany. It limited their land, cut back their military, forced them to pay for damages, and brought a sense of guilt and embarrassment over all of the German population. In turn the Germans became angry and the result of that anger was what we call today, World War II, or The Great War. This war that lasted four long years with many casualties may have prevented if not for the Versailles
Nazism significantly impacted the propaganda, terror and repression in a time of the abolition of the Weimar and rising of Hitler. The German civilization was greatly affected German people from 1933-1939 making the ideology of Nazism change most facets of life. The underlying nature of the anti semitic and nationalist theme amongst the media was a supplement to a large portions of society 's initial views. By the 30th of January 1933, Hitler had been appointed Chancellor. The intentions to commit to the ‘Final Solution’ was obvious when he used propaganda, terror and repression in order to influence and persuade his actions, therefore justifying it to himself and others he took authority over.
The average German worker had supported Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party because both Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party had appealed to what the average German workers had wanted. After World War I, Germany had experienced a hyperinflation as a result of all the war reparations. The entire German population had become crazed as they were trying to make money in order to purchase food and other basic necessities. The middle class, or the average Germans, had lost their entire life savings as the value of the German mark had decreased to the point that it was literally nothing. The German mark had become just worthless paper. “They had to sell their most precious belongings for ten [million] inflated marks to buy a bit of food or an absolutely necessary coat…”(Document
In the past, innocent people got persecuted by the hands of other individuals because of hatred. These terrible actions started because of the pure hatred, lack of knowledge, and people didn’t fight back. Since, this happened people have lost their lives for example 9/11, Pearl Harbor, and shooting that is going on. “If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate”. Nazi ideology started Propaganda causing discrimination and hate which justified genocide, which led 6.3 millions Jews killed.
Imagine you are a 13 year old German girl in the year 1936. Your birthday is next week, and you 'll be 14 years old.Soon you 'll be in the League of German Girls.This is how it was for German children. Life was very different for children much like us during WWII.
The causes of Hitler and the Nazi Party gaining power in Germany in 1934 were a large combination of factors. The first was losing world war one which created serious social, political, and economic effects on the Nation with the addition of the treaty of Versailles, the Wall Street crash and the Great Depression of 1929. Secondly, the newly elected socialist democratic government saw unable to provide solutions to all the crises - leading to the fall out of the Weimar Republic. The third factors were that Hitler would be secretly backed by powerful interests with the overuse of Article 48 and the supply of money from successful businessmen as he seemed to be the only politician able to provide the answers to the problems and his public speaking skills would
To try and stabilize the economy, German officials began printing money, but this only caused inflation making the money almost worthless. This caused widespread anger and humiliation throughout Germany (EQ - Doc C.). In conclusion, the Treaty of Versailles contributed to the start of World War II because it favored the Big Four (USA, France, Britain, and Italy), it took land from Germany and established demilitarized zones, limited the German army, and forced Germany to pay reparations. With all these factors pressing on the German people, people began wanting to get back at the other nations, and restore Germany and all of its
The Treaty of Versailles was a treaty that Great Britain, France, the United States, and Germany signed in hopes to end all war. However, the Treaty of Versailles did the opposite and caused WWII by angering Germany and making them pay war reparations. The treaty angered many germans by depriving them of their land. This is shown in Map of Germany in document A, Germany lost parts of Southern Germany, the Polish Corridor, East Prussia, and Northern parts near Denmark. This act prompted Germany to take their land back in means of war. They believed that it was wrong for them to lose land even though they were defeated. Germany was also restricted to do many things, such as composing a strong military. According to
The Treaty of Versailles left Germany in shambles, humiliated and broken, with an unstable economy. As a result, many Germans wanted revenge and held intense resentment towards the Allied Powers. Eventually, this plunged German into a state of desperation, where people were willing to follow anyone to lead them out of darkness. This led to the rise of Adolf Hitler, who was able to persuade Germans to free Germany from the “chains of Versailles”, where his many speeches mainly blamed the provisions of the treaty with responsibility of Germany’s many problems. Hitler’s mind-set and determination, along with the support of Germans, to make Germany into a stronger nation once again led to WWII and attempts to revoke the treaty. Had the terms of the treaty not punished Germany so harshly, it is unlikely that Hitler would have had the opportunity to so easily gained the support of the German people, thus avoiding World War II. The unreasonable terms of Treaty of Versailles almost inevitably caused the outbreak of World War II, which clearly reflects on how the treaty resulted in failed peace in the
The Nazis solution to the Versailles Treaty was to reject it. They gained support from Germans by the use of their propaganda by emphasizing the already commonly held fear that if it wasn’t for the Left and their supporters the Communists who overthrow Emperor William II they would have not have lost the Great War. The Nazis also placed blame on the Jewish community with source eight’s imagery of the String-Puller either being Jewish our possibly financing those that sought to control the German people it would only push German fear even further which didn’t really need prodding due to the Great Depression. With Hitler leading the Nazi party and projecting such determination and conviction promising to face the problems that face the German people by reaching out or appealing to the small shopkeepers, craftsman, tradesman essentially the middle class citizen’s men and women as found it source nine and fourteen. In source seven having a Nazi meeting in a heavily communist quarter of Berlin was a show of force and strength along with a willingness to use that force as a propaganda tool advertising that they wouldn’t be intimidated by the communist party and would take the confrontation to them. The use of the S.A. (Sturm Abteilung) or Storm Trooper was also used to display that same power in organization, unity, discipline and pride in them self’s as Germans.
We all know and have experienced propaganda in our lives, in the most discrete of ways by companies trying to get us to buy their merchandise, or in this case, political leaders trying to convince us to support them. According to Webster, propaganda is, “ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, political leader, a government, etc.” However, no one has used propaganda to convince their people of an idea in the most notorious fashion as the National Socialist German Workers' Party, also known as the Nazi Party.
Adolf Hitler joined the party as a spy for the German Government. Hitler was fascinated with the politics of the party and soon became a member. In 1920, the party changed its name to Nazis (www.schoolshistory.org, 25-11-15). Hitler became the leader of the party in 1921 and adopted the swastika emblem. Hitler saw the opportunity and tried to seize power when the French invaded in 1923 (www.schoolshistory.org, 25-11-15). He planned to first take down the Bavarian government and march on Berlin. He was supported by a right wing politician Luendoff, and declared himself President of Germany. Hitler could not get enough support and his attempted coup was easily put down. This revolt was called the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. At Hitler’s trial, he made long public speeches which were widely and sympathetically supported as he condemned the Treaty of Versailles which many people agreed with. Hitler’s time in prison gave him time to write “Mein Kampf”. Hitler learnt from this revolt that a violent revolution would not succeed but public speeches and propaganda might (Tonge, 2009