The rise of Hitler/ Nazis. There were many factors that helped the Nazis/…
The rise of Hitler/ Nazis. There were many factors that helped the Nazis/ Hitler rise to power.
The Depression played into the hands of the Nazis.
There were 6 million unemployed.
The Wall Street Crash meant America wanted their loans back, they gave Germany 90 days to pay it all back.
This led to hyperinflation.
People felt like the Weimar republic had let them down again so they turned to a different kind of leader.
The Weimar governments inefficiency made people look for an alternative government, they were desperate and wanted a savvier.
president Hindenburg kept using article 48.
Proportional representation meant nothing happened.
The SA beat up opponents especially communists as people were worried about them
The communists were helping the workers, if the SA beat them up thy couldn't get their point across and they were less of a threat.
Hitler becoming chancellor.
Hitler asked to be chancellor but Hindenburg refused. He called Hitler a bohemian corporal.
He chose Von Papen and Von Schleicher, Hitler undermined both.
Eventually there was no choice but to make Hitler chancellor on 30th January 1933.
Seats in the Reichstag.
The Nazis plans to help them gain power were obviously working as they began to gain seats.
1928- 12 seats- before the Wall Street Crash.
1930- 107 seats- after the Wall Street Crash.
July 1932- 230 seats- they were now the largest party in the Reichstag- Hitler demanded to be chancellor but it took a while before he was.
November 193- 196 seats- they were still the largest party but support dropped, this panicked Hitler.
The Nazis used propaganda very well to advertise themselves as a party to solve problems. They used:
Hitler over Germany campaign ( showed Hitler was all for Germany, he was a savvier)
During the depression the SA were seen as soup Kitchens ( this was a positive as it showed the Nazis cared.
Hitler's speaking talents.
Hitler used his great speaking talents to promote himself as the savvier of germany, he was a great orator.
He came across as dynamic and powerful, he stood out from others.