Under the terms of the treaty, Germany was forced to accept responsibility for causing the war and had to pay immense war reparations for all the damage that had been done. The inflation that swept through Germany after WWI was triggered by a huge increase in the nation's money supply, caused in part by the heavy demands of the reparations placed upon Germany. Where merchants woul... ... middle of paper ... ...ery aspect of German history and try to find the answer, but there is no real answer to Hitler's rise to power, there is only history and peoples insights into the era of that time. Economic grounds have proven to be the dominant feature that drove the masses to Hitler. Germany had been hit hard by economic factors prior to the depression, but it was the depression that proved to be the last straw for Germany's people.
"United States failed to expand, as called for by its accumulation of gold during and immediately after the war, thus putting deflationary pressure on the world, especially on Great Britain"(Kinleberger 9). Tariffs were equally an expansion of the worldwide depression. "Currency appreci... ... middle of paper ... ...he consequences of Hitler's reckless aggression, plotted against him , unsuccessfully. The worldwide depression caused many things to happen. The most importantly it allowed for Adolf Hitler to become powerful enough to start a second World War.
2. Adolph Hitler himself – a madman and political strategist, he re-ignited the Prussian Militarism after the German defeat in World War 1, and with his great power under his total control, he started the greatest and cruelest war in history, in his planned attempt to vastly expand Germany and dominate the entire world. 3. Appeasement – Britain and France could easily stop Hitler when Germany was still weak, but their war-traumatized pacifist desire to totally avoid violence just helped Hitler rebuild Germany’s military strength more rapidly, until it was too late to stop him. World War II began on September 1, 1939, when Germany, without a declaration of war, invaded Poland.
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.
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.
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.
Constantly promising to abolish the treaty and attacking to Weimer government calling the government traitors and weak. Hitler also often promised to remilitarise Germany and gain back l... ... middle of paper ... .... Conclusion Even though I have put all the reasons in order it has to mentioned that it difficult to say that any of the reasons is the sole reason for Hitler's rise to power because are all of the factors with possibly the only exception being Hitler's Personality, experience and leadership skills. The rest are all inter-dependant of each other. They are all in web of causation, for example without the treaty of Versailles there would not of been rebellions and Hitler would have not changed his tactics and would not have try to get elected and probably wouldn't of got elected without the second German depression from 1929.
Historians argue that this and the international fallout that resulted most notably with the United States were simply too powerful to avoid war at all. The ramification of the Treaty sent the German economy into a severe depression and planted the seeds needed to sprout revenge and uprising such as the world had never seen before. Estimates for the costs of the war for the Allied Powers fluctuated between ten billion and one hundred billion dollars. Ultimately, the Allied Powers settled on the astronomical sum of thirty-three billion dollars which the German government was mandated to pay but simply did not have the funds to do so. In addition to paying reparations, Germany had to severely limit military spending and personnel, relinquish land previously gained in the World War, and was barred from having any air force at all.
The reform bills such as those recommended by the Jordan Commission would have significantly reduced the wait time for receiving a green card but political lines caused the bill to fail. Immigration problems lye with congress and the lack of reform hurts the economy. In the twenty-first century, America is still using a twentieth century immigration policy that hurts the economy and desperately needs to be reformed. America is the country of immigrants places too many restriction on immigration which has caused too many problems in America. Immigrants built... ... middle of paper ... ...nal language.
Adolf Hitler, the commander of the Third Reich, determined to make Germany the strongest power in Europe. In order to do so, Hitler must unite all German ethnic groups, deploy aggressive policies and defeat communism. These actions all would defy the Treaty of Versailles; Thus, Hitler’s desire ultimately led to the outbreak of the Second World War. The Treaty of Versailles neither appeased nor obliterated Germany. Instead, it placed a “war guilt” blame on Germany, which prevented a long-lasting peace and enraged the German people.