Furious at Germany's surrender, Hitler returned to Munich after the end of World War I, determined to enter politics.
In 1919, Hitler became the 55th member of a small antisemitic party called the German Worker's Party.
Hitler soon became the party's leader, created a 25-point platform for the party, and established a bold red background with a white circle and swastika in the middle as the party's symbol. In 1920, the party's name was changed to National Socialist German Worker's Party (i.e. the Nazi Party).
Over the next several years, Hitler often gave public speeches that gained him attention, followers, and financial support.