Essay on Hitler's Rise to Power

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Hitler's Rise to Power There are many reasons why Hitler came to power in 1933. These reasons can be categorised in a variety of ways. One of the most important categories is the political. Lots of the other reasons stem from Hitler joining the Nazi Party on 14th September 1919. Hitler was a soldier in the Great War and was horrified when the German government signed the treaty of Versailles on 28th June 1919. He, like many other German soldiers felt that Germany was capable of winning the war. …show more content…
This became known as the Munich Beer Hall Putsch but it failed and 16 Nazis were shot dead. Hitler was arrested and sent to prison and the Nazi party banned. Whilst in prison, Hitler wrote Mein Kampf, My Struggle, which became to many Nazi followers and sympathises, like a Bible. The book was part autobiography and part Nazi political manifesto. It documented Hitler's views and his dream for a strong Germany under his rule. Hitler was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment but he served a total of 8 months and was allowed to re-found the banned Nazi Party. Although he was arrested and the putsch seemed to fail in was in fact somewhat of a success. The trial was front-page news for 24 days and this meant that the whole of Germany had now heard of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Public support grew even when the party was banned. In 1929 the stock market crashed and there was world depression. Germany was badly hit because the economy was relying on loans made by American banks. These banks now demanded their money back because the funds were needed in the US. As the economic situation worsened, more and more people became unemployed. The people lost faith in the Weimar Republic and began to vote for the more extreme parties like the communists and the Nazis. Many people were convinced that the only chance of a future for Germany was by voting for the Nazi

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