The Treaty Of Versailles And The Great Depression Essay

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Hitler and the Nazis came to power in 1933, due to a number of reasons. One of these factors were Hitler’s personal qualities, for instance his talent of public speaking and charisma but also Nazi policies and propaganda. In addition to this, The Treaty of Versailles and the Great Depression had enormous impact on political and economical factors. The Treaty of Versailles left Germany in a state of chaos leading to many problems such as hyperinflation, while the Great Depression in America led to economic problems, which presented weaknesses in the Weimar Constitution.

Hitler had many characteristics, which appealed to the public. One of these was his power in public speaking, as he projected his voice with passion and gave the Germans people to blame for the war. However, Hitler was also a very charismatic and committed person, and a dedicated politician. Hitler believed that he had been called by God to become the dictator of Germany and to rule the world and it was this vision of his, which kept him going and very driven to achieve this. This was important in contributing to the rise of the Nazis because it was this energy of his and self-belief that convinced and persuaded the public to listen to him and follow him. As a result his meeting became so successful that they became disrupted by opponents, which is why in 1921 Hitler set up the SA (storm troopers).

However, also Nazi policies helped the Nazis gain power. In 1920, the Nazis introduced the Twenty-Five…

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