The Nazi’s rise to power could have been diverted by two forces: The Allied Powers and Jewish citizens. The Allied Powers played a key role in setting up Germany’s rise back to power after World War I. After the events of World War One, the Allies imposed on Germany The Treaty of Versailles, which made them responsible for the war, imposed reparation payments, prohibited them from building weapons, and reduced the size of the German army (“Versailles, Treaty of”). The treaty affected Germany politically and economically. Citizens were
After Germany lost World War I, it was in a national state of humiliation. Their economy was in the drain, and they had their hands full paying for the reparations from the war. Then a man named Adolf Hitler rose to the position of Chancellor and realized his potential to inspire people to follow. Hitler promised the people of Germany a new age; an age of prosperity with the country back as a superpower in Europe. Hitler had a vision, and this vision was that not only the country be dominant in a political sense, but that his ‘perfect race’, the ‘Aryans,’ would be dominant in a cultural sense. His steps to achieving his goal came in the form of the Holocaust. The most well known victims of the Holocaust were of course, the Jews.
With incompetent leadership and an unhappy nation, the German people began to realize that their country was in a vulnerable situation and began to look for stable alternatives to democracy. Hitler’s
"So long as this Treaty stands there can be no resurrection of the German people; no social reform of any kind is possible!".1 The Treaty of Versailles demanded exorbitant repetitions for a war Germany did not start. Adolf Hitler took the opportunity to address issues in his own hands after he left WW1 because the situation in Germany incited immense anger and distress in the people.
While leader of Germany Hitler revealed his corruption and dishonesty to the world by violating the peace treaty that brought an end to World War I, The Treaty of Versailles. World War II began when the Treaty of Versailles was violated by Hitler’s rebuilding of the German Army, alliances, reparations, and invasions. Hitler’s first act of corruption towards the Treaty of Versailles was rebuilding the German air force and navy which was a obvious violation of the peace treaty. In 1935 Hitler began his construction on rebuilding the once strong German airforce and navy. The Treaty of Versailles had banned Germany from rebuilding their army which caused Hitler to rebuild in secret (Stokes). The Treaty of Versailles limited Germany’s army to 100,000 men, Hitler had rebuilt the army ten times the size of what the Treaty allowed, he had done these advancements in private while in public he claimed that Germany was committed to the peace intentions (Strokes). Hitler revealed his dishonesty when lied to the public and the world for the sake of his own power. The corruption of the German dictator is illustrated by his violations against Treaty of Versailles for constructing a army that was nor prohibited which also made him put an end to paying reparations. After World War I the League of Nations came together and forced Germany to sign the Treaty of Versailles. In the treaty Germany were given sixty six years to pay 6.6
As the citizens of Germany endorsed Hitler’s new cutting-edge ideas, they gained enthusiasm and determination to regain their power. Germany came to the conclusion that war was the only solution to their problem when Hitler wrote, “No nation can remove this hand from its throat except by the sword” (Document A). These words reveal that Hitler’s thoughts and opinions affected those around him. By saying this, he suggested that he understood what Germany wanted and knew that they wouldn’t get it unless they followed his methods. People who read what Hitler wrote were hugely impacted by it, so much so that they began to think with their emotions instead of their heads.
Leah Griffin 3/6/15 HIST 121 Document Analysis Paper World War I played a key role in Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. After the devastating war, Germany was viewed as the main instigator and the European Allied Powers decided to impose strict treaty obligations upon Germany. This treaty, also known as the Treaty of Versailles, was signed by Germany and went into effect in June 1919 (“Treaty of Versailles, 1919” 1). The treaty forced Germany to give up the land it seized from multiple countries during the war and also forced Germany to recognize the independence of several others (“The Treaty of Versailles – 1919” 37-43). The treaty also forced Germany to agree to many other humiliating terms that did not rest easy with the German public
The Treaty of Versailles could be described as a great step for peace by some, but in Germany the people were enraged. The Treaty of Versailles was seen by the German people as a way to take away Germany’s land and make Germany have to pay for the war. Extreme Nationalists like Adolf Hitler had a strong idea on who should be the blame for Germany’s loss of land and the failure at the Treaty of Versailles. Adolf Hitler and the Nazism party blamed the Weimar Republic. “Hitler and the Nazi Party gained power in Germany by exploiting the economic problems and constitutional weaknesses of the Weimar Republic.”
After WWI, Germany fell into poverty. Everyday, lines of people were seen in the streets waiting to purchase bread. People were poor and desperate. Hitler saw this and used it. He gave people hope and the economy improved and he was announced chancellor of Germany in 1933. Government suspected he was unstable, but were convinced they could control him if necessary. Hitler secretly made a new police called the Nazis who were Hitler’s supporters and enforced the law at Hitler’s command. Quickly and unknowingly, the government was no longer in control of Hitler. Hitler had full power of Germany.
From the very beginning of Adolf Hitler’s career, he had two goals. His primary goal was the forcible acquisition of living space, also known as Lebensraum, for the German people. Secondly, he plotted the extermination of the Jews. In 1935, Adolf Hitler openly violated the Treaty of Versailles by rapidly rebuilding the German Army. Other countries began to get nervous at the exponentially increasing German Army. Hitler assured fellow diplomats that the rapid growth was strictly a defensive measure. He claimed Germany had every right to build its forces to be on a level playing field with surrounding
Even though Germany was left in a period of struggle and economic weakness after WW1, Adolf Hitler would take a stand by creating a party that would help refine the structure of the economy. This party, when abbreviated, was called Nazi, would also create harsh laws and unrelentless punishment. Due to the Nazi party’s quick growth, there was an immediate impact on lifestyle and politics for the people of Germany. The long term impact brought forth by the consequences or legacy of the Nazi party included a population decrease and an increase in deaths. To make both of these impacts, Hitler had to overcome many hard challenges.
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In order to fully understand the role the Treaty of Versailles played in the initial upcoming of Adolf Hitler, we must first delve into the reasoning behind German involvement in World War One. Since the late 1800s, Germany was intent on expanding its borders, by any means necessary. Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany, was obsessed with his desire to “create a German Empire out of the group of smaller German states” mainly under Austria-Hungary’s authority (Schmidt, 2006). In order to expel Austria as the primary influence over these smaller German states, war was inevitable. Subsequently following the war, also known as the Seven Weeks War, Bismarck extorted the small German states of “Schleswig, Holstein, Hanover, Hesse, Nassau, and Frankfurt, which created the North German Federation” (Schmidt, 2006). Even more importantly, Austria was successfully displaced as the major influence over those small German states. Bismarck’s next calculated move was to achieve the same unification in the southern parts of Germany.