Adolf Hitler has become one of the most well-known dictators this world has ever seen. His power didn’t only spread throughout Germany, but throughout Europe as well. During World War II and now, there are people that believe his actions were inhumane and then there are others who follow him and worship him like a god, for example, Neo-Nazis. Before World War II, Germany was on the break of a serious depression, everything started to fall apart. Their economy was crashing and they just lost a major war. Everyone was looking for someone to point blame at. Hitler gave German citizens someone to blame and planned to purify his country. The Jewish people were very well known for their economic stability and this led to the idea that they were stealing the Germans money and creating the depression. The German citizens began to agree with
Firstly, the Nazi party rose to power shortly after WWI. Violence erupted in Germany due to the Versailles Peace Treaty and shock from its loss in WWI. With 1929 marking worldwide depression, Hitler ran for president, only losing by 107 votes. The president weakened, and reluctantly named Hitler chancellor of Germany. Hitler’s goal was to consolidate power and eliminate
Hitler rose to power while Germany was in an economic depression, and through propaganda and group think he was able to place blame (scapegoat) on the Jews for all of the troubles that Germany was facing. Some of the troubles that Germany was facing was that they were financially unstable, they had lost land due to the Treaty of Versailles, and they did not feel prideful as a German. Through group think Hitler was able to persuade the pure Germans that the Jews needed to be persecuted and sent to internment and labor camps for all of the troubles that they had
Hitler struggled to get Germany’s trust. The conditions of Germany at the time made it easier. After World War 1, Germany was searching for change, a leader who will help them rise to power. Hitler was the leader they wanted. In 1932, Hitler tried to become president. Although he won a strong support of Germans, Hitler lost to Hindenburg, with Hitler having about 33% of the votes. Instead, he was given the role of a Chancellor, which is second in power. In 1934, President Hindenburg died, leaving Hitler to take the role. He then declared Germany a dictatorship. Persuading through groups, not
Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi party, rose to power for many reasons. The economical, social, and political standpoints in Germany at the time were a disaster. He promised German people he would bring back the pride in their the country. After World War I the economic situation was abhorrent. The war damaged the economy, and had gone into hyperinflation, which wiped out citizens savings quickly. The long term hatred and deep anger about World War I and the Treaty of Versailles created an underlying bitterness, which made him get more supporters. Another main factor was his influential way of speaking. One way Germany got popular with the crowd was because of Hitler’s speaking ability and most importantly,
From here Hitler slowly expanded his power in the government while his supporters formed paramilitary groups like the Schutzstaffel who fought protesters in the streets and helped raise hatred toward Communism and only Hitler could save the country. In 1933 a worker set fire to the parliament building and hitler convinced them to grant him emergency powers. Within a matter of months the freedom of the press was abolished. Hitler's close associates like Joseph Goebbels were in charge of propaganda which was used to paint Hitler as a great Samaritan who was helping Germany back on its feet. Which Hitler did do, lowering the unemployment from nearly 6 million to 1 million. However this did raise the standard of living considering that they were all still being payed the same amount of marks. Most of these jobs came from the rapid militarization of Nazi Germany.Hitler held an omnipotent power during this time as expressed himself as the true embodiment of expression of the German people. He took away civil liberties and on the evening of May 10, 1933, some 70,000 people gathered at the Opernplatz in Berlin. Students carted over 20,000 books to the public square, including works by famous German authors like Heinrich Mann, Erich Maria Remarque and Joachim Ringelnatz to be burned in a cultural incineration. Hitler began to erase the history of a failed Germany and instilled a new one, one where Germany could've won the Great War and began to teach a racial science where the Aryans were the master race. Even going as far as insinuating Jesus as an Aryan man and not of Jewish descent, he repressed religion such as the Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church. In public schools religious instruction held back and omitted the Jewish origin
During Adolf Hitler’s rise to power he used many different manipulative tactics to gain control in the government and military. It all began when Hitler joined the military at a young age due to the loss of the majority of his family. During World War I, he earned the iron fist badge and the black wound badge, which showed that he has great respect for his country. Receiving these badges made his name more well known and appealing to the public eye. As he gained support, he joined a Nazi organization known as the SA. Together, with a total amount of 3,000 people, rushed into a public meeting and Hitler announced that there is a beginning to a new government. Shortly after this occurred, Hitler was arrested and put away for three years. During this time, he wrote a novel called Mein Kampf(My Struggle) which outlined his
President Paul Von Hindenburg thought of Hitler as a threat to their power, so as a tactic to suppress his authority, they thought by electing him into office and appointing him chancellor was enough for him to feel some sort of power and settle down. It gave Hitler a voice in the government and a say what goes on in decision making,so they assumed this would satisfied Hitler and keep him contained. They were wrong. Being in office just made Hitler even more hungry for power. The Reichstag votes gave Hitler the right to make his own laws, which granted Hitler with the Enabling Act. This by any means was not something Hitler was going to take for granted. Hitler used the Enabling Act to get all of the democrats out of office, abolish all other parties, and lead Germany into World War 2. If he was never rooted into office, he never would've gotten the opportunity to be given the Enabling Act. This was all due to the undermining fear of Hitler, and was a direct result of how threatening he was to the system.
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
threats. The Enabling Act gave Hitler absolute power over the government and Germany as a whole (Pappas).
The signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 intended to bring worldwide peace after World War I and to penalize Germany for being responsible for the casualties that resulted. The penalty caused Germany to lose its pride, power, and nationalism, thus leaving the country in a helpless economic state and in an abyss. This poor condition after the Great War in 1918 caused citizens to have a strong will for change, which provided the perfect stage for political parties to rise in power. One political party in particular, the National Socialist German Worker's Party--otherwise known as the Nazi Party--captured the interest of the German public. Led by Adolf Hitler,
The weaknesses faced by the Weimar Republic was known which also enabled Hitler to exploit the weaknesses of the left and the moderates. Appearing to be the strong leader and withholding the communication skills needed to lead a country, he was able to gain the votes he needed (Orlow 'Modern Germany ' p.185). There were violent strikes in the streets, back and forth fighting, rioting. People were killed and the people of Germany, who feared Communism and despise chaos, sided with the “volkishe” parties, who promised to establish law and order. The people of Germany thought rather than having thousands die it would be better to have law and order and break a few heads than to live with that chaos. With what seemed to be chaos, the Great Depression
In the end result of World War 1, Germans attempted to comprehend their nations questionable future. As citizens faced poor economic conditions, soaring joblessness, and political instability. The humiliation of Germany’s defeat and the peace settlement that followed in 1919 would play an important role in the rise of Nazism. As Adolf Hitler being one of them they used many strategies and methods in his rise to power, which includes the brainwashing of children to ensure Germany’s future rise. Hitler manipulated German children into thinking he was the supreme leader to ensure the rise of Germany. He made himself approachable by promising Germany a prominent future, by using bias propaganda to support himself on his ride to power. It will
The start of the second world war or the invasion of various countries by Nazi Germany and its leader Adolf Hitler started pretty blood free. The first annexed Austria in which was allowed since the long history that Germany and Austria had. The next country Hitler invaded is Czechoslovakia another country which in the German side was relatively easy by the appeasement that the major countries of Europe agreed to. This was the beginning to some as the start of what would world war two. The Munich pact, which gave Hitler certain areas of Czechoslovakia was see as the beginning of the end for Europe to be peaceful. Hitler grew his power by invading more countries and this finally caused France and the United Kingdom to declare war on Nazi
In the late 1920’s, the Nazi party had little success but in 1933, Hitler and the Nazis came to power. Hitler was the leader of a small right-wing party with very extremist ideas. Within a couple of years this party was in control of Germany. The factors that caused Hitler’s success for the rise of Nazism has been studied ever since. Hitler’s organisation skills and personal traits helped to bring the Naizs into power. However, without the socio-economic problems that Germany encountered and the weakness of their political situation, Hitler would not have had the opportunity to come into power and destory democracy in 1933.