Hitler's use of the SA forced people into voting for him. Hitler knew he could not keep these promises, but he made the People of Germany believe him, he was able to touch people's emotions, his rally's created excitement and positivness in the German people. Hitler was their last chance to help restore Germany to her to respectability and powerfulness. Hindenburg seeing Hitler's popularity grow, had to think of something to protect the Weimar but at the same time keep control of Hitler. There are many reasons for Hitler being made Chancellor.
To what extent did Hitler manipulate the German population into following his Nazi regime? From 1933-1945 Adolf Hitler rose to the peak of his political power, by creating a stronghold over the German people. The use of oratory skills, in conjunction with his knowledge and use of propaganda and his suppression of details of the Holocaust, created a vibe of “electric excitement” for Germany. (Fritzsche, 1998) His targeting of the German minority and his radical push for anti-Semitism allowed Hitler to corrupt a weak and innocent nation. Manipulative leadership was a dominant force in the birth of his extremist beliefs and propagation, though this was assisted by the responsiveness of the negligent-minded German population to his plans.
The man behind this campaign was Josef Goebbles, a vain, ambitious, anti- Semitic womanizer. Geobbles campaign was so effective that opposing views would rarely have been visible publicly; however there were some instances, in particular one involving an attempt on Hitler’s life that showed that there was some opposition to the Nazi regime. This opposition involved communist and social democrat parties youth groups, churches and the army. An example of opposition arose when two members of the white rose organization, Hans and Sophie Scholl began distributing a series of anti Nazi pamphlets depicting the negative side of its regime. They were quickly dealt with by the Nazis and subsequently executed.
Hitler also realised that democracy was failing and locked into this by creating a preference of order over freedom policy, he made it clear that Germany needed a leader, a dictator. One of Hitler's other objectives was to overturn the Versailles Treaty. He made this no secret, and the German people were attracted to this aim. With this Hitler managed to say that Marxists and Jews were a threat, that they were the criminals who signed the Treaty. People were convinced and manipulated to believe this, and so gave one of Hitler's aims more support, which was getting rid of Jews, Marxists and Communists.
Propaganda within Nazi Germany was therefore taken to a new and frequently perverse level and was a crucial part of Hitler’s plans (Welch). He claimed, "Propaganda tries to force a doctrine on the whole people... Propaganda works on the general public from the standpoint of an idea and makes them ripe for the victory of this idea," in his book Mein Kampf, in which he first advocated the use of propaganda to spread the ideals of the Nazi party, including racism and anti-Semitism (Welch). Hitler and the Nazis had two main propaganda tasks. First, they hoped to ensure that none of the media or news presented in Germany contained anything hostile or damaging to the Nazi Party.
In a time of such chaos, the Nazis presented themselves as defenders of Germany. The Nazis took advantage of everything that was occurring, and wanted to and eventually succeeded in making themselves patriots. Hitler wanted a revolution, but the Beer Hall Putsch of November 8-9, 1923 had failed. Hitler, however, took this failure and turned it into success. Hitler had gained fame from his trial from February to April of 1924, his speech during the trial made him seem brave and patriotic, “He ranted against the treaty (Versailles) as ‘a law which advocated immorality in 414 articles.’ To violate its provisions was an act of patriotism.
How did Hitler gain power? Hitler used many ways to gain power in Germany during WWII. One technique was propaganda. He used it to control the people and to gain what he wanted. Hitler’s use of propaganda greatly helped him gain control of Germany.
Also, he became the voice of the people by saying out loud what they were thinking to themselves. At the same time as being the voice of the people, Adolf Hitler was able to influence the people of Germany with his personal opinions such as his thoughts on anti-Semitism. He did this by claiming that the Jews were to blame for all the unfortunate events that occurred to Germany including the embarrassing loss in World War I. Lastly, the unwavering conviction that Hitler held while climbing his way to the top became evident when in 1928 he gained only 2.6 percent of the vote. Nevertheless, Adolf Hitler only became stronger and more power hungry with every
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.
There are many other factors that influenced the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Nazism; In every case, however, Hitler’s manipulative skills and sophisticated behavior towards circumstances lead to the success of the Nazi Party. By successfully manipulating the above set of circumstances, Hitler was able to cause to the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazi Party. 1The November criminals. Hitler nicknamed the Weimar Republic this as he saw them as being responsible for signing the hated tTreaty of Versalles. Resources Problems and issues in modern history J. Simpson et al Booklets handed out in class Encyclopedia of Britinica Various internet sites