There are many reasons for Hitler being made Chancellor. Starting at the very beginning of The Weimar's rein, they signed a treaty, which affected them for the rest of their time in power. From the very beginning the Weimarappeared weak. They ended the war, which was bad enough for the German people but they the signed the treaty of Versailles. This through Germany into humiliation, as well as having many parts of Germany, taken away and given to other countries.
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.
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.
When the Treaty came about Germany was not at the peace table at all. Germany felt that with the Treaty of Versailles to bring peace to many of the countries who had fought in the war. Germany felt that they had lost their dignity and pride. The Treaty helped Hitler rise to power in Germany. During the early 1930s Germany was grim about losing the war.
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.
The Rise of the Nazi Party Hitler’s rise to power was the result of many factors, but Hitler’s ability to take advantage of Germany’s poor leadership and economical and political conditions was the most significant factor. His ability to manipulate the media and the German public whilst taking advantage of Germany’s poor leadership resulted in both the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitler and the nazi party. During the early 1920s, Germany was struggling with economic instability and political uncertainty. Germany, after being defeated in the Great War, was forced to sign the unforgiving treaty of Versailles, which the Weimar Republic was held responsible for. This brought forward feelings of fear, anger and insecurity towards the Weimar Republic.
[IMAGE] Before 1929, the German people had been promised the boom of 1924 would continue, meaning that Germany would grow to become more stable and powerful. Therefore, when the depression happened, the citizens realized that their expectations were not going to be met, and understandably, many citizens became angry, bitter, and resentful. This made the population politically unstable. When people are unhappy with their situation they seek an alternative, and politically, the only alternative was extremist partiesâ€¦such as the Nazi Party. Revolutions happen in times of desperation, and with the economic depression causing 5.6 million people in Germany to be unemployed, one could fairly argue that the situa... ... middle of paper ... ...success, for if Hitler had not proved worthy (such as his precedes) he would have lost all favour.
Problems of The Weimar Republic In The Years Of 1919-1923 The Weimar Republic was created in 1919 with the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The new government was the body that signed the Treaty of Versailles, and to many it was a betrayal and most Germans referred to it as the "stab in the back theory". The consequences of Versailles, such as reparations and land loss, were severe to Germany, and many were looking for someone to blame, the government was the ideal scapegoat. Communists and the "right wing" saw an opportunity to create a state that they wanted and were prepared to challenge the new republic. Many richer Germans had lived well under the Kaiser and distrusted the new government.
Old certainties were now questioned. Everything, it seemed, was up for grabs. At Versailles in May 1919, the “fair peace” that Germans had been hoping for was not forthcoming. She lost large parts of her territory; was burdened with Reparations – the amount of which had not been determined – and the treaty included the infamous “war guilt” clause, which said that Germany was wholly responsible for the war and all ... ... middle of paper ... ... To conclude, “fear of socialism” did produce some support for the Nazi movement, particularly in the “elites” of German society. Most Nazi support however, came from their ability to capitalize on the weaknesses of Weimar democracy, such as its association with the Treaty of Versailles.
As a result of failure in the First World War Germany was forced to sign a treaty, called the Treaty of Versaille. In this treaty, it was recognized that Germany was responsible for the start of the war. This even though not proved was recognized by Germany. The people could not believe it. They where embarrassed at what there country had recognized by signing the treaty.