When answering how the Nazi party came to rule in Germany, one must look at foreign policy in respect to the Versailles Treaty during the Second Reich. Economically, due to the settlement at Versailles, Germany would be hit by massive inflation as well as a crippling depression under the Weimar Republic. This made many people distrust the newly created Weimar Republic. Socially, Germans generally blamed the government, as well as the Treaty of Versailles for the hard times that they suffered after the First World War. This social environment gave rise to the Nazi movement and many other parties that opposes the treaty and the Weimar Republic alike.
With the ravages of world war one many countries where in debt in post war world one or became in debt due to reparations. It has been said that the Great Depression began in 1929 after a cataclysmic collapse of the New York Stock Exchange. It began in the United States but quickly spread across the world causing an economic slump. “During the collapse of the world the German case is perfect example of what happen virtually everywhere in the 1930s. The international economy broke up into trading blocks determined by political allegiances and currencies.” Britain’s economy suffered with the loss of the over seas market and the country’s choice to not to devalue the pound.
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The Treaty of Versailles associated the government with Germany's acceptance of this national humiliation. The soldiers returning back from the front line were bitter at the republic and many joined right wing paramilitary groups, such as the Freikorps. The war left Germany with few allies with which to trade. This caused a growth in national debt, which the Treaty of Versailles worsened. To counter this the new government printed off more money causing hyperinflation, which upset people on fixed incomes.
There are many who claim that the Treaty of Versailles helped cause and foster the emergence of Nazism. The treaty is “cited for causing the successive financial crises that destabilized the Weimar Republic. Its…“War Guilt clause,” is seen as an insult to national pride permanently discrediting the Republic that accepted it”. During the 1920s and 1930s, the War Guilt Clause, almost impossibly high reparation payments, and German demilitarization fostered resentment in Germany that became a platform right wing parties such as the Nazis were able to use to gain power. Germans felt like they had suffered as much as everyone else during WWI and could not accept that they were being blamed for the war.
Throw in the Great Depression, and you have a vastly unstable world, which the Germans believed Hitler would lead them out of. After World War One, Germany was thrown into downward spiral. They were left with a monstrous amount of unemployed people, and they were still unhappy about being the scapegoat of World War One, thus according to the Treaty of Versailles. Looking for a way to rebuild, Hitler came in at a perfect time. Adolph Hitler made them many promises, ensuring them that in believing in him, Germany would be great once again.
The German economy was very dependent on the American economy and when the stock market collapsed in October of 1929, the German economy became defenseless. When the Germans were expected to pay off the thousands of loans from America, Germany went from a booming state to state that was barely moving. Within twenty-four hours, the standard of living that many German families enjoyed was destroyed by events that happened in the United States (“Great Depression Begins”). Adolf Hitler craving to get into politics saw that his time has arrived to enter. He originally w... ... middle of paper ... ...here are many modern examples of intolerance that can be compared to World War II that exist in the world today.
This investigation will discuss how the treaty of Versailles, Nazi storm troopers, and other aspects of the 1929 Depression contributed to Hitler’s rise to power. B. Summary of Evidence Treaty of Versailles • “Germany had to accept responsibility for starting the war, and had to agree to pay for the cost of the damage (set at £6.6 billion in 1921).” (BBC: GCSE Bitesize “Treaty of Versailles” p.1) • Germany was not allowed to negotiate the terms for the treaty. (BBC: GCSE Bitesize “Treaty of Versailles” p.1) • Germany lost some of it land to Britain and France. (johndclare “The main points of the Treaty”) Depression of 1929 • The poverty in Germany gave Hitler his opportunity to power.
The difference between creative nonfiction and fiction is unassuming: fiction is derived from the fabrications of an author’s imagination, whereas creative nonfiction is contingent on facts. A novelist has the freedom to create scenes which never existed, whereas an author of creative nonfiction must convey a truthful story. However, the line between creative nonfiction and fiction, fact and falsehood, has become ever so thin as “writers of memoir [have been] revealed to be frauds and fiction writers masquerade as memoirists in order to sell books” (Bradley 203). Recent events have revealed authors such as James Frey and Tim Barrus to have combined elements of fiction and nonfiction within their creative nonfiction books (Buck 56), further blurring this line. Overlooked embellishments and whole fabrications were found to exist within their alleged creative nonfiction works – stirring angst within the nonfiction community (Bradley 208).
Zusak incorporates symbolism within his novel The Book Thief to delineate the power of words. The symbolism of books reveals the undermining power that words possess. Within the novel, the reader is exposed to such power at the book burning; when it is communicated that ”People may tell you that Nazi Germany was built on anti-Semitism, a somewhat overzealous leader and a nation of hate-fed bigots… Germans not loved one particular activity – to burn”. Zusak presents the books to symbolise wisdom and knowledge, the burning of these ‘censored’ books emphasise Hitler’s desire to steal the knowledge of Jews. Furthermore, books symbolise power; burning these books discreetly shows the power Hitler was so freely taking ownership of.