The only controversy is who or what is responsible for the death of democracy and the rise of a totalitarian regime. Many may blame the citizens for in fact voting to lose their right, or Hitler himself for using devious strategies, punishing people, and being too persuasive. However, the true people who deserve the responsibility for the death of democracy and the rise of dictatorship in Germany is the parliament because they failed to do their duty. They didn’t help Germany develop, they didn’t use their power and they made horr... ... middle of paper ... ... alive. The parliament is responsible for the death of democracy and the rise of a dictatorship in Germany.
Although treason was a major crime at the time, the guards thought it was negligible, and Hitler was released after a few months. After his release, Hitler had a cruel idea to take him to political power; he blamed Jews for Germany's loss in the war and promised that Germany would become powerful once again if all Jews were exterminated. What a stupid and useless idea, you may think, but instead of of disapproval and discouragement, Hitler gained support. Over three million people supported Hitler in politics. With this encouragement, the horrible Hitler regime was born.
The SA were also used to create fear before elections, in order to get more support for the NSDAP, and also after the Reichstag fire to get support for the Enabling Act. Other, however merciless, violence was the most successful method of eradicating opponents to the regime. Hitler al... ... middle of paper ... ...ppointment as Chancellor, and in 1934, with the help of Hindenburg's death, Hitler had become almost a dictator. By 1938, his only other opponents were dealt with in much less violent ways. Hitler's greatest success was defeating the Right Wing, as he acted very quickly, and his opponents were killed, so had no chance of further opposition.
However, Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany in 1934. He espoused the theory that the Jews were the destroyers of civilization and the Germans were a superior race. Also he intended to bring all of Germany under Nazi power and Nazi power under his own personal authority. Also Hitler quickly gains the ranks in the German worker’s social party and eventually becomes leader where it becomes the Nazi Party. However, during a rally he is captured and tried for treason sending him to jail (10).
Hitler did not create anti-Semitism, but he did encourage and use it to manipulate the German people saying the Jewish people were 'inferior and dangerous' to German society. He believed that eradicating the Jewish race from Germany would help it become a great empire again, which convinced people that the Jews were a problem. The first official incident of anti-Semitism came on 1st April 1933 a month after Hitler b... ... middle of paper ... ... in any way possible. Despite Hitler's various attempts at securing anti-Semitism in all Germans, there were those who were not in favour of his ideals, but could not do much to stop the endless tirade of hate directed at the Jews. When it became compulsory and military training was introduced, one million people refused to join the Hitler Youth Movement.
Whatever the case, Hitler claimed that the Communists were trying to intentianally thwart the Nazis' election campaign. He asked President Hindenburg for extra powers to deal with any potential hazards, prompting Hindenburg to issue the Decree for the Protection of People and State. This law allowed the government to arrest people at will and also take over provincial governments, and was the first step towards a totalitarian government. It allowed the Nazis to completely smash the Communist election campaign and gain more seats in the Reichstag. Despite this mass terror campaign, the nazi party still failed to win the majority of seats in the election, gaining under 44% of the votes.
The Nazi's promised to give the farmers repossession of their land. Hitler had a way of persuading people to do what he wants. He knew what the people wanted and how to make them believe that they were actually going to get it. Hitler was given a chance to go into power despite the doubts of he ability to rule from the Communists and Socialist parties. Unfortunately the both parties were wrong, he was voted into power , in March and was elected without a parliament.
He didn’t win, he came in second to Paul von Hindenburg. But soon after President Hindenburg had no other choice but to appoint Hitler as Chancellor, because of all the support Hitler had. Once in office, Hitler started to make Nazi’s a part of the government, and gained all control over emergency powers. Hitler had just enough power to do what he wanted. In the next few months concentration camps were opened.
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.
Hitler's Rise Due to Treaty of Versailles The Treaty of Versailles contributed to Hitler's rise by being the most hated treaty ever brought about. The Treaty ruined any chance of Germany regaining dignity after World War One. The German people didn't believe they had lost the war or should be blamed for the war, so when the Treaty gave them a term they had to agree with e.g. You must take the blame for starting the war, they felt the terms were unfair. Also what was unfair the German's were not there when the terms where drawn up, so this made them unhappy but they also felt the terms were hypocritical and unjust.