Factors Affecting the Success of Hitler, the Opportunist Essay

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Adolf Hitler’s rise to power can be largely attributed to his ability to make use of events that happened in Weimar Germany, however much of his success came from careful, precise planning. Life after World War One was difficult for all Germans; the country was in political chaos with other factors leading to the relatively easy rise to power of Hitler. During the Stresemann years Germany started to rebuild itself leading which required Hitler to very carefully plan the ways in which he conducted himself, his party and the information that he released to the public. When Germany plunged into the depression it created another opportune moment for Hitler to strike but he did so through the use of carefully manipulated propaganda which had to …show more content…
In hindsight the treaty may have been a mistake, “All people affected by the war wanted Germany to be punished. It is erroneous to place the full burden of the war on Germany”. During this time of unrest there were many uprisings and murders. The Communists were particularly fierce in their ideals in 1920 a Communist newspaper stated that “There can only be one salvation for the German people. The red flag must wave over the whole of Germany.” Another party chief among the uprisings was The Nationalist Socialist Party, the Nazis. Their demonstrations culminated in the Munich, or Beer Hall, Putsch in 1923. After the war hyperinflation was uncontrollable, in 1923 a loaf of bread cost 428,000,000,000 marks, this coupled with the occupation of the Ruhr and the “passive resistance” campaign the situation in Germany was deteriorating rapidly. In 1919 Hitler had joined the German Workers Party, which was both nationalistic and anti-Semitic. By 1923 he had renamed it the Nationalist Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi), he was in control of the whole organisation and had formed the SA. In 1923 Hitler led the Munich Putsch which consisted of a large meeting and a march through Munich. The Putsch was unsuccessful with 16 Nazis and two Police officers killed and 10 people, including Hitler, arrested and tried. This sequence of events clearly shows how the right events occurring at the right time aided
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