The Effects Of Adolf Hitler's Rise To Power

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Adolf Hitler had gained full and total control over Germany by 1934. At this point, nothing could stand in the way of him being the Führer of Germany, a single-party state. If one looks to other countries, to see the ways in which one ruler rose to power of a single-party states, one will discover that it does not happen overnight. Following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, it took Stalin and the Communists five whole years to gain total and utter control of Russia. But the Bolshevik Revolution itself took advantage of the right conditions in Russia, in order to insure success. This goes to show that rising to power, gaining full totalitarian power calls for the right conditions and according methods to be applied. When Hitler rose to power in Germany in 1933, it had been in preparation for 16 years, and had required a series of changes to be made within Germany. The years of crisis for the Weimar Republic as well as the crash of Wall Street in 1929, help explain the conditions that allowed Hitler to rise to power. The methods used include propaganda, promises, and scapegoating as well as the measures taken following the election in 1930.

To begin with, in order to understand how Hitler was able to rise to power in Germany, it is important to analyze the circumstances that the country found itself in. When the Versailles Treaty was signed in 1919, Germany felt itself treated deeply unfairly. It had not been invited to the peace talks, and nearly none of the 14 points set
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