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.
To try and end their suffering, the German government printed more money, which in turn caused inflation and more problems. When the Great Depression hit Germany in the early 1930’s the German economy was in horrible shape. Many Germans were left unemployed, homeless and practically hopeless. The depression just added to German debts and despair. These economical conditions in Germany created a perfect scenario for Hitler to gain power and influence(Heck 124).
The Nazis were one of many radical parties, but why was it the Nazis that succeeded in taking power and getting Germany back to a superpower? The German people started to lose faith in their democratic republic and it was the middle and working class that was looking to the extreme parties for help, the Nazis and the c... ... middle of paper ... ...o clear decision on the management of the German economy was made. Large weapons contracts with industrial firms soon had the economy running at top speed, and full employment was reached by 1937. Wages did not increase much for ordinary workers, but job security and food given to the people after years of economic depression was enough to make the general population happy. This helped with Hitler’s idea of German self-sufficiency and trying to get them ready for war and the country was now gaining a large army with a good infrastructure and morale of the country was increasing as people was getting work.
Hitler’s rise to power came from many different causes however, his reign as chancellor did not come immediately there were many long-term causes that played a key role within Hitler’s rise to power. Another key factor that played a role in Hitlers rise to power was after World War one as the treaty of Versailles took away Germanys colonies and forced them to pay 33billion dollars, to Britain and France. This debt in return completely bankrupted Germany and economically enslaved the people of Germany. Unemployment and inflation at the time was out of control. Ther German currency lost so much value that people were struggling to buy a simple loaf of bread.
This through Germany into humiliation, as well as having many parts of Germany, taken away and given to other countries. The German army, who were very important to Germany as they represented t... ... middle of paper ... ...le and helped him gain many votes. The weakness of the democratic system, and the Weimar Republic. From the very beginning, Hitler had a reason to pick on the Weimar, it was clear that it would not last. The strength and mass growth of the Nazis helped Hitler.
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.
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.
Seen as one of the harshest times, the Economic Depression did not only affect Germany. The Wall Street Crash had an enormous effect on many countries all over the world. As mistaken by economists and leaders, the “mild bump” increased to an overgrowing problem, which ended with disaster. As the value of money decreased, many governments decided to print more money. Germany’s economy was very susceptible since it was built up on the American loans.
Germany's economy was crushed from the strain of this agreement and when they finally started doing better in the 20's the U.S. stock market crashed knocking Germany's economy even farther back. This left Germany open for a strong leader to take control. The Germans needed something and someone to believe in again. Adolf Hitler was a great orator and the perfect man for the job. He was an early member of the Nazi party.
Discuss the rise of nazi? It all started out by Hitler wanting the ability to take advantage of Germany's poor leadership and economical and political conditions. After the loss of the world war I people were going through some rough times, plus the full effect of the worldwide economic depression. So the Nazis took action and used the depression to gain popularity. The people of germany couldn't have known what was going on, all they wanted was someone strong to lead them.