Why Did Hitler Gain Power

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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 catch the eye of the German public. The consequences were the by stealth, determination, and support along with myths, Hitler drove Germany into a dark abyss of moral decay which they had to fight to get out of in the long term.…show more content…
Hitler had initially intended something that involved the taking of Munich and then marching to Berlin with a crowd of supporters where he would overthrow the government. But before making it to berlin Hitler was stopped and arrested for treason. However, the resulting trial ending up aiding Hitler on his rise to power. A sympathetic Judge allowed Hitler to defend himself during his 24-day trial, this meant that he could get his views across to a wide audience with the broadcasting of his trial. The public would not forget his statement “I alone bear the responsibility. But I am not a criminal because of that. If today I stand here as a revolutionary it and as a revolutionary against the revolution. There is no such thing as high treason against the traitors of 1918.” the consequences of his short stay in prison was his writing of “Mein Kampf” and his resolve to “hold his nose and enter politics the legal way” Which he
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