How Did The Great Depression Impact Germany

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The Great Depression had a devastating effect in many people’s lives, primarily Germans. It led to the rise of Hitler and fueled the rise of the extremist political movement in many European countries. I think that the Great Depression was a very significant event that led to many other important events that had happened during the 19th century. I also think that the Great Depression is what triggered Hitler to come into power and later on in history the World War two. During 1929-1939 despite Germany’s rapid growth, the German economy wasn’t strong enough to take on the Great Depression. In many ways, the Great Depression was the key to Hitler, and his Nazi Party’s rise to power. The Great Depression was the key point in German history that…show more content…
While agriculture prices fell, unemployment of farmers followed. Industrial production, agriculture, commerce, currency, production, and distribution were all impacts of Germany’s economy to fail. The Great Depression was so significant in so many ways. Popularity in the extremist parties increased, the number of unemployed Germans increased, major banks closed, theft was becoming worse, factories began to produce less and less, the German population was shortening by the minute, the Weimar Republic failed, trade was down and many other reasons. The list of reasons why the Great Depression impacted Germany goes on and on. The depression took a tole, on everyone’s life in Germany during this time, children searched for food on the streets they lived on, and so many people became unemployed which had a drastic effect on Germany. Germany had many different things that made the Great Depression more significant. Many German kids were even effected from the Great Depression. Children were starving and were forced to search for food and some of them even had to find work at a young age. In 1932 Germany’s Industrial production was only at 58% of what it was in…show more content…
They wanted Hitler and his Nazis on their side because they were strong and out spoken. Hitler had great propaganda skills that Hindenburg thought he could use by controlling Hitler and Hitler controlling his Nazis, but this back fired and did not work out as Hindenburg had in mind. In January 1933 Hitler became Chancellor of Germany and quickly rose to power. These significant factors allowed Hitler to rise to power. He was a great speaker, he grabbed the people of Germanys attention and could easily get them to change their mind by using propaganda, the moderate political parties would not work together which allowed the Nazis to gain support, the storm troopers attacking Hitler’s opponents, Hitler became Chancellor, the fact that the German people were still furious with the Treaty of Versailles, and the depression. The depression was the biggest part of Hitler’s rise to
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