Hitler's Rise To Power Essay

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The extent that economic hardship contributed to the rise to power of Hitler should not be underestimated. However, Adolf Hitler’s rise to power was based upon various factors that certainly included the backdrop of economic hardship. The complex relationship between these factors is as important to analyse as the elements of economic hardship. The energy and organisation of Hitler and the Nazis is just as important as the effect of the Treaty of Versailles, the weaknesses of the Weimar Republic (in which Hitler exploited at every turn) and finally, Hitler’s greatest opportunity, the Great Depression.
Hitler’s rise to power is one of the most dramatic and yet unbelievable stories in the history of the Modern World. Hitler was an extraordinary
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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…show more content…
He destroyed his oncoming opponents in the eye of the public which gained him a great reputation and name for himself, perceived as the leader they needed for the positive future in Germany to be. Hitler used every downfall in society including the Treaty of Versailles, the Weimar Republic and the Great Depression as a gain and advantages he had, including being an outsider. Although Hitler was an Austrian, he was always impressed of Germany, he fought for Germany and many Germans didn 't realize he was an
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