The German people and lost all hope in the Weimar republic, and started looking for a radical change, brought forth party radical parties...the communists and the nazis. As a result of 1929, Hitler became remarkably popular. He made promises to the military and to industrialists saying that he would return Germany back to greatness once again. Hitler exploited the trust of the German public to its fullest during these times of hardship so he could gain the support he needed to gain full control of the German state. The weakness of the Constitution of the Weimar Republic significantly helped Hitler establish and develop the Nazi party.
His fascism and nationalism that unified Germany was a true representation of totalitarianism. Even though Hitler is known for many tragic historical events, he his political regime through fascism significantly influenced the 20th century. Lebensraum was one of two driving concepts written in Mein Kampf by Adolph Hitler. Lebensraum meant “living space” which expressed the need for Germany’s acquisition of territory. Lebensraum is important because it was a large motivation in Germany’s settlements in other European countries and the resulting removal of Jewish people and other disliked groups from those areas.
Nazi mobilization would create employment and new economic opportunities. Nazi expansionism would claim new territories for the German people to inhabit. Nazi racism would rid German society of those elements that weakened it. Nazi ultra-nationalism would restore a sense of identity and pride in a greater German nation. After great suffering as a result of the harsh terms of the Treaty of Versailles, a majority of Germans felt at the time that Nazi rule would bring them the most cherished thing of all, hope.
This through Germany into humiliation, as well as having many parts of Germany, taken away and given to other countries. The German army, who were very important to Germany as they represented t... ... middle of paper ... ...le and helped him gain many votes. The weakness of the democratic system, and the Weimar Republic. From the very beginning, Hitler had a reason to pick on the Weimar, it was clear that it would not last. The strength and mass growth of the Nazis helped Hitler.
This caused the start of the economic downfall, among other issues. This was extremely important to Hitler's rise to power, as it enabled him to help the German people and use his oratory skills to impress people with his words and won the nation's heart. The economic depression, 1923 & 1929 is linked with Hitler's oratory, personality and leadership. Although it applies more to the economic disaster of '23' because at this time the German people needed someone to turn to for help and Hitler offered to take them over as someone to lead them to a better Germany, Hitler states some ideas for example "the abolition of the Treaty of Versailles" and "the union of Germany and Austria". These were popular as a lot of Germans also agreed.
Hitler, intensely detesting the November criminals1, promised to build a back powerful nation, the German public, in a state of disillusionment, responded positively to this claim and began to support the Nazi Party. Hitler’s ability to take advantage of the Treaty of Versalles and the hardship that it brought to the German nation contributed to Hitler’s rise to power and the collapse of the Weimar Republic. The instability of the newly for... ... middle of paper ... ... with other factors, lured many Germans in to believing in the nazi ideals and supporting the Nazi party whilst stirring up a hatred of the current Weimar Republic. With a combination of poor leadership on the Weimar Government’s behalf, the signing of the hated Treaty of Versailles and an unattractive economic situation, Hitler, using his charismatic personality, was able to convince the majority of the public to resort to the extremist nazi party. There are many other factors that influenced the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Nazism; In every case, however, Hitler’s manipulative skills and sophisticated behavior towards circumstances lead to the success of the Nazi Party.
The Holocaust--the merciless massacre of over eleven million defenseless, innocent people, six million of which were Jewish--can be directly linked to the hatred and racism brought about by Nazi propaganda. The people of Germany let their minds be controlled and learned to despise the Jews. Hate is a powerful weapon that has the power to kill without mercy (Holocaust no pagination). WORKS CITED: “Anti-Semitism.” Murray, John Courtney Sr. Grolier Encyclopedia of Knowledge .1991. Roth, John K. and Berenbaum, Michael.
Germany had been hit hard by economic factors prior to the depression, but it was the depression that proved to be the last straw for Germany's people. The hyperinflation and the Great Depression gave Hitler the opportunity to manipulate the masses into believing his ideas were the only ways of bringing Germany back onto its feet again. Without the economic problems Germany dealt with at the time, I don't believe Hitler and the Nazi party would have been able to gain the acceptance from the people of Germany and without the acceptance of the masses Hitler's standing would have somehow been different.
In an essentially political void, Hitler provided "...the appeal of a strong nationalistic figure" (Soldwedel). Hitler was promising a new elite national Germany that would be a leading world power; a world power that was denied Germany in World War I. The German population felt that in Hitler they had a potential leader that understood his people and his country -- a leader who could repair the ailing Germany. "It is as if [Hitler] spoke to each individual..." (Perry 380). In addition to his influential personality, Adolf Hitler was a master in the use of propaganda and pageantry.
1. Why is it difficult to really know how popular Hitler and the Nazis were among the German People? Briefing 6, “How Did People React to Nazism”, clearly highlights the discrepancies between German people’s interpretations of Nazism and Hitler in the 1930s and after 1945, which demonstrates the uncertainty of Hitler’s true popularity. Initially in the 1930s, German citizens were unable to “express decent” and were coerced into passive acceptance of the Nazi ideology. This pressure to conform to Hitler’s homogenous Volksgemeinschaft, and the uniform propaganda of the mass media, presented Germany as a homogenous society whom admired Hitler.