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. In order to control the masses 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.
The Treaty of Versailles was the Treaty signed by Germany, France, Britain, and the USA in 1919 on June 28th. The “Big Three” all had their personal aggressions towards Germany and as a result the Treaty was rather harsh. The Treaty of Versailles was significant to some extent to Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 because it left the people of Germany vulnerable and confused which made Hitler’s extreme ideas easier to appeal to. Economically, it left Germany’s economy in tatters due to the reparations. Socially, there was the war guilt clause which caused an outrage amongst the German people.
This applies to Hitler because he was both feared and loved by many. Germany was not in good shape after WWI and when Hitler came and assured the people recovery, they could not refuse. In the end Hitler brought down the unemployment in Germany from 7 million to only 1 million in 12 months. Hitler knew how he could maintain his leadership, because one thing he knew was that he was feared by his enemies/opponents. Because of the great power that Hitler had, plenty of his political opponents would be commanded to be scared away or executed.
This caused many Germans to accept the Nazi regime and probably join the army. Germany had little flexibility with its’ army, both in size and actions, due to the restrictions, which caused Germany to begrudge the surrounding countries. The Nazi regime took advantage of what the Germans didn’t like about the Treaty of Versailles, by breaking some aspects of it, in order to gain support and increase their numbers so they could go to war. There are many reasons why the Treaty of Versailles caused World War Two, but there still might have been other causes; just like how Germany was blamed for World War One, it is unfair to put all the blame of the treaty without acknowledging other possible
Hitler was a demagogue that obtained power over the German people by promising them to create a future powerful Germany comprised of a perfect Aryan race and a unified people. To do this, Hitler had to put carry out the Final Solution, save the Germans from their dreadful economy of unemployment, and free them of the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles. In document six, we see that during the 1920’s in Germany, there was a great economic failure which mainly affected the middle class. Throughout this economic recession, “savings of a lifetime and small fortunes melted into a few [pennies].” People even sold valuable possessions in order to obtain some food. Therefore, Hitler rose to power and was supported by most of the middle class because through his promises to fix the dreadful economy at the time and create a new, powerful Germany, he was found
For his bravery, he was awarded two Iron Crosses. While Hitler was recovering from his injuries after the war, communism was starting to become popular, which he hated. Some Jews were leaders of the communist groups, which encouraged his disgust for Jews and Communists. After the war, Hitler was asked to join a military intelligence unit, where he kept tabs on the German Worker’s Party. Hitler built up the party, changing
Germany had been an empire until the First World War, the loss of which shook the German people to their very foundations. The psychological impact of going from an empire to a defeated nation was utterly traumatic. At the same time, Marxism was raging throughout Europe, toppling numerous governments and seen as a threat everywhere by the establishments. Hitler made people feel they were great again and played to their nationalistic and patriotic sentiments. It was easier for people to believe they were great and stab them in the back than to believe they had been failures and deserved what was happening to them.
Hitler used his stormtroopers, also known as "SA", to carry voices onto the streets creating chaos and violence. However this suited Adolf Hitler's purpose to create chaos and more turmoil in the street. as it meant more Germans would be likely to vote for a strong leader. With this he was able to gain more and more support meanwhile Hitler took care to appeal to all sections of the German society. “It wasn’t the intellectuals who gave me the courage to start this huge task.
Stalin and Hitler: Similarities and Differences Political and economic instability had crippled the USSR and Germany in the 1920s (Waugh, 2001). Stalin and Hitler then emerged at the time of distress. They began making improvements which encouraged their people to believe that prosperous times await them. This notion would unfortunately turn out as an illusion. Both figures would eventually rule by decree.
President Woodrow Wilson couldn’t support FDR any longer, because he needed the Democratic Political machine to get his social reforms passed and ensure his reelection. Roosevelt had too many political enemies among the New York Democrats. As a result, he was defeated in the primary election and learned that national reputation cannot help you defeat a productive political organization. Additionally, Franklin Delano Roosevelt found personal and professional success when he moved on to Washington politics. He advanced on personal relationships, as he was seen at notable parties, where women found him a very attractive man.
This method was employed by Hitler as well as Big Brother as they knew that the children were the future generation and it was essential for the Party to brainwash them in order to oppress the masses and remain in power. The Party also used propaganda in order to convince the masses that Oceania was living in economic prosperity, the country was doing better than the past years. The junior anti sex league, posters of Big Brother, patriotic songs, Hate week, party slogans, telescreens, constant surveillance and telescreen are some of the many ways the government controls the people. In a similar manner, the Nazis used propaganda to increase their support and appeal. They
Another main purpose of being involved in wars is mainly because of the economy. As a nation, the united states was very much tricked when it joined the second world war. It was said by many economist that getting involved in the second world war would favor our economy through tough times. And it did! No doubt about it, we were able to get out of the great depression.
Adolf Hitler was the chancellor of Germany from 1933 till 1945 and is considered by many to be the main reason why the Holocaust occurred. Although there were many reasons why the Holocaust occurred, Hitler’s rise to power is directly related to one of history’s worst events. There are many reasons why Hitler came into power in Germany, for example there was turmoil that occurred in the German government, and also there must a lot of emphasize on Hitler’s political views and how the German Government should be run. Another reason why Hitler became the leader of Germany was that his opponents greatly underestimated the power of the Nazi party and, similarly, Adolf Hitler. But I think to understand how someone could develop so much hate for different people, you need to understand this person’s up bring because no one is born a racist, they are formed by their surrounding and their
To start off, The unsuccessful policy of a laissez-faire government during WWI, the Great Depression, and WWII made the U.S change to the new policy of getting involved and stopping problems immediately. Throughout 1914-1918 the U.S experienced WWI which was the world’s second most devastating war of all time and the U.S lost a good amount of soldiers. Following this was the world’s most catastrophic depression that lead the U.S citizens to unemployment and poverty. The U.S eventually get out of this because of the start of WWII. During this war our policy was to let the dictators make the first moves and then we would get involved.