Hitler Essay

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Hitler's Rise to Power Over time there have been many influential leaders who have changed the course of history. These leaders contained great leadership qualities, which allowed them to achieve their goals. But their success has also been questioned due to the effects and characteristics of the time period. Some historians believe that the success of these leaders is due to their person characteristics, while others believe that their success was due to the conditions of the society in which these leaders lived. One leader, whose success is controversial, is Adolph Hitler. Hitler’s success can be seen as his own through to his charismatic qualities, military tactics and the holocaust. All three of these topics were original to him and…show more content…
No one believed in the Weimar Republic anymore. This boosted the Nazi Party’s membership(Toland 349). In 1921, Hitler gained control of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party and changed the name to the Nazi Party. From 1921 to 1923, the membership grew from a mere 6,000 people to 50,000. Hitler worked to win the support of the peasants, workers, middle class, and some of the wealthy business leaders by promising order, unity, strength and a better life for all. Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany in 1933 and later earned a dictatorship, which allowed him to establish a fascist state known as the Third Reich. Opposers of the Nazi Party were rounded up by the Gestapo, the secret police, and many of them were murdered. Nazis extended their control over every aspect of people’s lives and through propaganda, they kept people happier. Thus was the beginning of the campaign against the Jews and others, known as the “Inferior Beings.” The previous conditions of life in Germany had successfully opened the door for the Nazi Party to take over and exhibit their power as they did. Nationalism in Germany played a major part in setting the stage for someone to take over. Germany had been a country made through nationalistic tactics, led by Bismarck, and was a very proud country. When Germany lost W.W.I, they were humbled. The Versailles Treaty forced them to accept blame. They lost their over seas colonies and were only allowed a limited army. This left a
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