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    Hitler's Rise to Power Hitler's Rise to Power Presentation Transcript

    • HOW DID HITLER COME TO POWER?
    • WEIMAR GOVERNMENT
      • The Weimar Government was created after the abdication of the Kaiser.
      • President was elected and appointed the Chancellor.
      • Legislators were elected through proportional representation.
    • WEIMAR GOVERNMENT
      • Problems:
        • Groups from the Far-left and right fought for control and tried to overthrow the government.
          • Communist uprising in 1919
          • Paramilitary uprising in 1920.
        • 1922 - Munich Putsch by Hitler
        • 1923 – French occupation of the Ruhr.
    • WEIMAR GOVERNMENT
      • Inflation:
        • To pay reparations and workers, government printed more money. Led to inflation.
      Example: Price of Bread in Germany
    • WEIMAR GOVERNMENT
      • Managed to regain control of Germany and the economy.
        • Dawes Plan 1924 - Allowed Germany more time to repay reparations
        • Young Plan 1929 – Allowed reduction in reparations.
        • Borrowed money from USA
        • Managed to overcome communists and formed a coalition to overcome difficulties of proportional representation.
    • WEIMAR GOVERNMENT
      • Overdependence on American loans.
      • Still unpopular with extremist parties.
      • Still seen as traitors who signed the Treaty of Versailles.
    • HITLER AND THE NAZIS
      • Hitler joined the German Worker’s Party and became the leader.
      • Blamed the following for Germany’s problems:
        • The Allies
        • Treaty of Versailles
        • Weimar Government
        • Communists
        • Jews
      • Remained as the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazis)
        • Nationalist (believed in Germany’s greatness)
        • Socialist (State should benefit everybody equally)
    • Mein Kampf
      • Hitler wrote a book prison, Mein Kampf (My Struggle) which advocated:
        • National Socialism – Loyalty to Germany
        • Racism – Triumph of the Aryan race by armed forces because all races, especially the Jews were inferior to Aryan ‘Master Race’
        • Lebensraum – Expansion into Poland and Russia to get living space.
        • Strong government – Complete loyalty to the Fuhrer.
    • USE OF LEGAL MEANS
      • Hitler attempted to use legal means for the Nazis to come to power:
        • Initially unsuccessful in the elections.
        • Hitler re-organised the Nazis:
          • Set up the SS – A personal bodyguard loyal to himself.
          • Set up Hitler Youth.
          • Propaganda.
          • Persuaded rich businessmen to support him.
    • FACTORS THAT LED TO NAZIS TAKING POWER
      • Took advantage of the long-term unhappiness about the Treaty of Versailles.
      • Weak government unable to deal with the Great Depression.
      • Effective propaganda.
      • Attacks on other parties.
      • Hitler’s personal qualities.
    • SHORT-TERMS FACTORS
      • Economic Depression:
        • Great Depression – Germans became desperate and looked for a solution.
      • Recruitment:
        • Nazis failed to get the majority of seats but was offered the post of Chancellor by the president in return for support.
    • FULL NAZI CONTROL
      • Reichstag Fire
        • Hitler took advantage of the fire to arrest Communists and as a platform for the 1933 elections.
      • General Election – 5 Mar 1933:
        • Nazis did not have clear majority.
        • Arrested 81 communists in parliament to become the majority.
      • Enabling Act – 23 Mar 1933
        • Hitler was given power to make his own laws.
        • SA stopped opposition from entering parliament and attacked opponents who spoke against it.
        • Hitler was now a dictator.
    • FULL NAZI CONTROL
      • Nazis seized control of local government and Police:
      • Set up Gestapo (secret police) and informant networks.
      • Persecution of opponents and minority groups.
      • Banned trade unions and political parties in 1933.
      • Disbanded the SA by force.
      • Merged the posts of President and Chancellor – Hitler was now the Fuhrer.