These economical conditions in Germany created a perfect scenario for Hitler to gain power and influence(Heck 124). With the government in debt and unemployment growing everyday, the Germans were looking for a strong, powerful leader to take control. Hitler promised to get Germany out of debt and help it become a powerful nation again. The German people were quickly influenced by the promises and the Nazi party grew rapidly as Hitler gained power in the government(Wepman 65). TheWeimar Republic began at the end of 1918, two days before the First World War ended.
Many historians, including Mckibbin and Taylor, believed that the depression was the turning point for Hitler and the nazi party. Germany's economy after World War I had been built on foreign loans, especially loans from the United States, and on world trade, which was also based on a system of loans. Thus when the depression hit, the German economy collapsed. By 1932, 6 million Germans were unemployed. 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.
Hitler had to overcome many roadblocks on his way to power, one of which was internal strife within the Nazi party. On several occasions the Nazi party was afflicted by desertion of several high profile members, including Gregor Strasser who was the second most powerful man in the Nazi party before his leaving. The Nazi party itsel... ... middle of paper ... ...o hard to undermine the ability of the Weimar Government are the same people that put Hitler into power; with the overall goal of letting Hitler have his day in the sun before getting put back into a metaphorical box. In the end it was Hitler who took power away from those that appointed him. The Weimar Republic eventual demise was a product of circumstance, the Republic was not doomed to failure based on it won merits.
The economy during his time period was substandard. Because of Hitler trying to prove that he was going to make the world better, people believed in him and shadowed his lead. “Among these dictators was Adolf Hitler, who called on the German masses to restore the national glory that had been damaged by defeat in 1918. He urged German scorn democratic rights and roo... ... middle of paper ... ... and fascism offered bold new approaches to modern politics. These ideologies maintained that democracy was effeminate and that it wasted precious time in building consensus among citizens.
Weimar had also inherited the ruins of a conquered autocracy, a ruined economy and two ruthlessly anti-democratic political extremes The Weimar Republic did not start on a good footing, since the first president was not democratically elected; instead Friedrich Ebert took the first oath of constitution on Prince Max’s command. Some believe that the structure of Weimar was the main reason for its failure. There were many flaws in the constitution, which prohibited it from becoming a western style of democracy. The first thing to look at is how the constitution was established. 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.
It had not been able to solve any of Germany's problems after the war and to make matters worse, had sign the hated Treaty of Versailles. It failed to put down a number of political revolts because they lacked support and therefore political extremists like the Nazis were able to bide their time and wait for the right moment to strike again. By 1923 it had got Germany into a downward spiral of hyper inflation and by ending the passive resistance policy in the Ruhr, which although may have been the right thing to do for Germany, they became even more unpopular. After disturbances died down for a while the government thought it was safe, but then, in 1929, Germany was severely hit by the infamous Great Depression. The government feared that if they did not act soon they would see a repeat of the hyperinflation in 1923, and therefore the chancellor raised taxes, cut wages and reduced unemployment benefit.
In just a few short years,... ... middle of paper ... ...ason Hitler rose up and became one of the most charasmatic and respected leader at the time, this was due to many different factors which each played a key role in his rise to power. From the great depression in 1929 to the date of becoming Chancellor in 1933, Hitler managed to seize power by decieving the population and making them believe that he was the solution. From the long term causes to the immédiate causes Hitler managed to build himself up to become one of the most powerfully people in Germany. Works Cited http://history1900s.about.com/od/1930s/a/Hitler-Appointed-Chancellor.htm http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090401130204AAIvopG http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/germany/hitlerpowerrev2.shtml http://www.johndclare.net/Weimar7.htm http://edlose.edublogs.org/2013/04/28/hitlers-rise-to-power-long-short-term-causes/
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.
Hyperinflation set in, the Weimar government lost support from the classes hit worst: Middle class and working class. Many riots and uprisings broke out which had to be put down with force. On ... ... middle of paper ... ...on Papen and Hindenburg hadn't made Hitler chancellor he wouldn't have come into power, or maybe he would have. The main reason why Hitler came into power was because of the economic problems, which Germany was suffering from after the war. If there hadn't been any problems, then the people wouldn't have been so desperate to find a way out.
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.