After World War One, the German people were divided, those to the left believed that they had been lied to and deceived into fighting a war for the upper class. The Right believed th... ... middle of paper ... ...2. Between the July and November elections the Nazi party lost 34 seats. However the implementation of Schleicher, to attract trade unionists and members of the NSDAP, only succeeded in making Hitler’s position in the Nazi party stronger. This was because Schleicher’s ‘policy of diagonal’ only attracted Strasser, for which he was ousted from the Nazi party.
This helped Hitler because many Germans resented this clause and he could use this to his advantage by protesting Germanys innocence to the masses at Nazi rallies. Another important factor is the reparations clause. This is an important factor because it stated that Germany had to pay £660 Million for the war and when Germany couldn't pay the instalments led to the French taking over the Ruhr region of Germany which in turn led the government ordering a strike. This strike meant Germany didn't have any money to pay the allies. To solve this problem the government printed more money but without the economy to support it caused massive hyperinflation and the first German depression.
Discuss the rise of nazi? It all started out by Hitler wanting the ability to take advantage of Germany's poor leadership and economical and political conditions. After the loss of the world war I people were going through some rough times, plus the full effect of the worldwide economic depression. So the Nazis took action and used the depression to gain popularity. The people of germany couldn't have known what was going on, all they wanted was someone strong to lead them.
The Great Depression, in addition to losing World War I, created a German populace that was humiliated. This allowed Hitler, with his soaring nationalist rhetoric, to take win a large share of the electorate in the early 1930’s. This is because Hitler appealed to their humiliation and promised to restore Germany to his past glory. Thus, the Great Depression was absolutely essential in making Germany into an aggressor. However, it was unimpacted by the Treaty of Versailles.
The failure of the economy, extreme nationalism and the fragile government of Germany in the 1920’s and 30’s could also be seen as the reason for Hitler’s success(Wepman 98). The end of W.W.I left Germany in economic debt, suffering to survive. The Treaty of Versailles blamed Germany for the war and required them to pay for all the reparations. With many unemployed and homeless, the country was in economic ruins(Heck 120). To try and end their suffering, the German government printed more money, which in turn caused inflation and more problems.
The reparations figure of £6600 million put Germany into an economic crisis causing the Depression and hyperinflation. The people were furious with the ‘diktat’, and claimed the new Weimar government were to blame for the ‘stab in the back’ which put Germany into a political crisis. People soon came to realise the Treaty as a mistake, and sympathised with Germany because of the harsh Treaty. This aided Hitler in many ways. Firstly, due to political and economic crises, extremists such as Hitler were given more of an opportunity to succeed.
He wanted to abolish the treaty and all of it terms. Consequently the Treaty of Versailles helped to cause the Economic depression, in Germany. Meaning that the treaty and the economic depression were both linked together strongly, because the treaty told Germany to pay reparation bills, around £6600 million to the countries they damaged during World War 1. Which meant that Germany did not have much money left for it. This caused the start of the economic downfall, among other issues.
While the Communist party argued for complete socio-economic equality, the Nazi party advocated a government of tight authority, Aryan superiority, and German pride. In most circumstances, the public would avoid these radical parties but desperate times called for desperate measures. While the people could see how Communism had changed Russia arguably for the worst, the Nazis provided an alternative to both the monarchy of old and the communists. Dissatisfied with the democratic government under President Hindenburg, the German people elected Adolf Hitler of the Nazi party as Germany’s president in 1933. Although Hitler initially brought prosperity and wealth to Germany, the German people should have seen the red flags because of Hitler’s over-the-top charisma, hatred of certain groups of people, loss of freedom, and fear of repercussions... ... middle of paper ... ... this day as a warning for the present and the future.
Support of Hitler due to Unpopularity of the Weimar Governments After the 1929 Wall StreetCrash, the Weimar Republic was faced with a series of challenges which they failed to solve, resulting in their unpopularity. However, Hitler's support grew during the years after the Crash between 1929 and 1933 when he was ordained Chancellor. The crash of the American stock market in 1929 resulted in international economical depression. Germany was hit especially hard as the American businessmen who had loaned German banks money under the Dawes plan in 1924 now wanted it back as they were now in debt themselves. For the Weimar Government, this caused great problems.
When answering how the Nazi party came to rule in Germany, one must look at foreign policy in respect to the Versailles Treaty during the Second Reich. Economically, due to the settlement at Versailles, Germany would be hit by massive inflation as well as a crippling depression under the Weimar Republic. This made many people distrust the newly created Weimar Republic. Socially, Germans generally blamed the government, as well as the Treaty of Versailles for the hard times that they suffered after the First World War. This social environment gave rise to the Nazi movement and many other parties that opposes the treaty and the Weimar Republic alike.