It was a peace agreement between the countries of the Allied Powers and ended Germany’s in... ... middle of paper ... ...Republic was marked by failure. The inflation in 1923, caused in part by the Versailles settlement, drove people away from democracy and towards Nazism. Socially, the Nazi movement had taken root with many conservatives as a way to unify and oppose the treaty. Books and literature written by Nazi leaders such as Hitler himself were propaganda to the movement and allowed for the party to solidify its goals. Politically, the republic was fractured and messy allowing for many parties to rise and fall out of favor.
The failure of the economy, extreme nationalism and the fragile government of Germany in the 1920’s and 30’s could also be seen as the reason for Hitler’s success(Wepman 98). The end of W.W.I left Germany in economic debt, suffering to survive. The Treaty of Versailles blamed Germany for the war and required them to pay for all the reparations. With many unemployed and homeless, the country was in economic ruins(Heck 120). To try and end their suffering, the German government printed more money, which in turn caused inflation and more problems.
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. As a result of 1929, Hitler became remarkably popular. He made promises to the military and to industrialists saying that he would return Germany back to greatness once again. Hitler exploited the trust of the German public to its fullest during these times of hardship so he could gain the support he needed to gain full control of the German state. The weakness of the Constitution of the Weimar Republic significantly helped Hitler establish and develop the Nazi party.
These explanations describe the events leading up to his biggest mistakes. During this time many German officers came to the conclusion that the defeat was going to happen eventually and that Hitler’s rule would soon destroy Germany altogether (Adolf Hitler 12). For example, during this time two officers pulled up to Hitler’s bunker on July 20, 1944, and attempted to attack Hitler. All of this relates to the downfall of Hitler because it shows that the Germans noticed the end was inevitable and making it quick would be a smarter strategy. Hitler’s rise to power began with the world wide depression, his loathing towards Jews, and ruling as a dictator in Germany.
It was a very important cause as it motivated Hitler to make Germany strong again. The extreme policies of Treaty of Versailles caused horror and outrage in the German people. Both Hitler and the German people felt their army had not been defeated on the battlefield, but had been “undermined by political treachery at home.” (History Place) The people did not like the humiliation of this. Hitler’s Twenty-Five point programme showed that the Treaty of Versailles could be abolished easily, and promised to do so. The Treaty of Versailles can be directly linked to many of the short-term causes.
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.
Lastly he hoped to expand east... ... middle of paper ... ...r of Great Britain. However, having the determination that Hitler did was not enough to defeat the Allied forces as the war went on. He went as far to believe that he had fought the wrong war, but why? His foreign policies were clear from the very beginning: destroy the Treaty of Versailles, unite all German-speaking nations, and racially cleanse the land he wanted to create for his new collection of German people. His statement must be made false due to the fact that even though he lost the war, Hitler had the footing and power to achieve most of his goals.
The Reasons Hitler was Made Chancellor of Germany In Germany in 1933, Hitler's Nazis party was growing extremely popular with the Germans. This posed a problem for the current government, The Weimar republic who were losing popularity. Hitler promised things that the German people needed: Hitler offered a strong leadership, like that of the Kaiser, older Germans who were alive during the reign of the Kaiser, warmed to this type of ruling. Hitler promised the cancellation of the treaty of Versailles, which was still a subject which angered many people; many still held the signing of the treaty against the Weimar. Hitler's use of the SA forced people into voting for him.