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Can the Rise of Hitler Be Explained on Purely Economic Grounds?

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Can the rise of Hitler be explained on purely economic grounds?

The end of WWII proved to the world that Adolf Hitler's power in Germany was extraordinary and defeat less. Historians have plucked apart Hitler's life trying to find an explanation for his rise to power that took place in the 19th and 20th centuries of Germany. It has been thought that the course of Germany's history would have been drastically different if in fact Germany had won WWI. Is it right to make such a bold statement regarding an era that produced the worst genocide the world has ever seen? Can we take history and create an explanation as to why Hitler and the Nazi party came to power? The only way to devise a thesis is by looking into the background of the time, the people, the government, and the standing of Germany's economy of the time. It was after WWI in 1918 when Germany took a dive into an extreme ultra-nationalistic lifestyle and began a new political structure unlike any other. The series of catastrophic events that took place in Germany from 1918 onward helped pave the way for Hitler's rise to power. Through propaganda, Hitler used the turmoil's of the German people to expand his power. More than anything it was economics driving the population into the hands of a man who seemed like Germany's last resort.

On June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed. Under the terms of the treaty, Germany was forced to accept responsibility for causing the war and had to pay immense war reparations for all the damage that had been done. The inflation that swept through Germany after WWI was triggered by a huge increase in the nation's money supply, caused in part by the heavy demands of the reparations placed upon Germany. Where merchants woul...

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...ery aspect of German history and try to find the answer, but there is no real answer to Hitler's rise to power, there is only history and peoples insights into the era of that time. Economic grounds have proven to be the dominant feature that drove the masses to Hitler. 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.