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Totalitarian germany

  1. 1. TOTALITARIAN GERMANY
  2. 2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION • Germany was devastated by World War I. • Reparations further destroyed the German economy. • The land Germany lost, both in the Treaty of Versailles and afterwards that France took as payment for reparations, was the most productive parts of Germany. • The Depression therefore hit Germany worse than anywhere else. • It was the perfect opportunity for a dictator to rise to power.
  3. 3. • Hitler was heavily motivated by Mussolini's rise to power in Italy. • Hitler modeled Nazism after Italian Fascism. • The Nazi Party was officially the National Socialist German Workers party. (similar to Fascism and Communism!) NAZISM’S ITALIAN ROOTS
  4. 4. • In 1923, Hitler first attempted to take over the Weimer Republic (German government after World War I) from, of all places, a bar! • He was sent to prison. HITLER’S FIRST ATTEMPT TO TAKE CHARGE Not your typical 1920s prison
  5. 5. • Blamed other countries for Germany’s hardships. • Discussed his hatred especially for the Jewish people. • Spoke of his desire to unite all German speaking people. • While in prison, Hitler wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle), his autobiography. • He discussed his desires to create a new powerful Germany. • Claimed Germans were Aryans (a master race). MEIN KAMPF
  6. 6. • The Nazi Party became more popular • By 1932, Hitler, his book, and his Nazi Party were the most popular group in Germany. • German President Paul Von Hidenburg appointed Hitler to be the chancellor (what we would consider president!) AS THE DEPRESSION CONTINUED…..
  7. 7. TO INCREASE HIS POWERS • Borrowing from Mussolini, Nazis used mass rallies, special salutes, and special troops called the Brown Shirts and used the swastika as its symbol. • He established the Gestapo, a secret police force. • He outlawed other political parties and imprisoned people who disagreed with him. • And he censored the news and promoted propaganda.
  8. 8. THE FUHRER • Hitler named himself de Fuhrer (the leader). • As the leader, he took control of the economy, outlawed unions, and focused on building factories (which could be used to build weapons) and infrastructure (government stuff). • He ignored the Treaty of Versailles and began to remilitarize Germany.
  9. 9. PUTTING THE TROOPS TO WORK • His troops invaded the Rhineland (1936), took over Austria (1938), the Sudetenland (1938), and Czechoslovakia (1939). • Once again, the League of Nations just told him to stop.

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