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Negative Essay: The Rise Of Adolf Hitler

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The Rise of Hitler
In 1920 Germany’s economy began to fail. After WWI, Germany was being blamed for everything that went wrong in the war. The Treaty of Versailles stated that Germany’s army was restricted to 100,000 men, they were to pay 132 billion in damages from the war, and they could have no air force. Germany was in a depression. Hitler became the hero; he promised the German people financial stability and his promise came true. Germany was finally out of their depression and working great, thanks to Adolf Hitler. Hitler was loved by many, he had saved Germany, and he was greatly admired by Germans nationwide. However, many events lead up to him becoming a villain, and basically ruining the world in the 1930’s.
Adolf Hitler was born
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“They demanded that citizens of non-German or Jewish origin be deprived of German citizenship, and they called for the cancellation of the Treaty of Versailles” (Hoffmann). Soon the NSDAP had tons of members. They attacked the government and stated that they, The Nazi Party, could get Germany’s economy up and moving again and make Germany great again. This attempt became known as the Beer Hall Putsch, it failed and Hitler was sent to prison. “His prison stay was more like a house arrest and became a media event that, incredibly, earned him the sympathy of the masses” (Wein). While Hitler was in prison he wrote his book called Mein Kampf. In his book he wrote about things that he believed and his great plans for Germany. Some of which were: his plan to conquer much of Europe, territories lost in World War I would be recovered, along with Austria and parts of Czechoslovakia, basically wherever Germans lived would be added to the nation of Germany. The growing German nation would seize Lebensraum , a living space, from Poland, the Soviet Union, and other countries to the east. He also wrote about the Jews and all the bad they caused in the world. “He said: "By defending myself against the Jews, I am doing the Lord 's work." Democracy, said Hitler, could lead only to Communism. A dictatorship was the only way to save Germany from…show more content…
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. The first was opened in a Bavarian town of Dachau, the people that were sent there were political opponents of the regime. It wasn 't long before others were sent there. The prisoners included Jews, homosexuals, and gypsies. Propaganda was Hitler 's best friend, “He also promised an end to unemployment and pledged to promote peace with France, Great Britain and Soviet Russia. But in order to do all this, Hitler said, he first needed the Enabling Act. A two-thirds majority was needed, since the law would actually alter the constitution. Hitler needed 31 non-Nazi votes to pass it. He got those votes from the Catholic Center Party after making a false promise to restore some basic rights already taken away by decree” (The History Place). They voted in favor of Hitler. The Nazi’s and Hitler rejoiced! “Now, for the first time as dictator, Adolf Hitler turned his attention to the driving force which had propelled him into politics in the first place, his hatred of the Jews. It began with a simple boycott on April 1st,
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