Adolf Hitler And The Nazi Party Essay

1177 Words Nov 12th, 2014 5 Pages
Adolf Hitler was one of the most notorious dictators in the past century. He is known for the rise and fall of Germany before and during World War II and for the tragic genocide of an entire religion. How was he able to obtain so much power? Hitler rose to power in Germany as a dictator in 1934 with the help of the rising power of the Nazi Party, the immense popularity of his autobiography “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle), and his convincing leadership, propaganda, and oratory skills. Hitler was able to use his intuition to know the right time to unleash all these factors.

Adolf Hitler was infamously known for leading the Nazi Party in Germany before and during World War II. The official original name for the Nazi Party was the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, or the NSDAP for short. The party was founded in 1919 by Anton Drexler, who gave it the name German Workers’ Party. Later that year that Hitler went to his first meeting. One year later, in 1920, Hitler changed the name and became the leader of the Nazi Party. “In 1920 Hitler also formulated a 25-point program that became the permanent basis for the party.” This program suggested the need for Germany to disregard the Treaty of Versailles and expand its territory. These ideas were later restated in Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf.
In the beginning, the Nazi Party was disorganized. “When he joined the party, he found it ineffective, committed to a program of nationalist and socialist ideas but…

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