HIST215 – Later Modern Europe,1789-1939 Assessment Task One Research Essay The rise and subsequent take-over of power in Germany by Hitler and the Nazi Party in the early 1930s was the culmination and continuation not of Enlightenment thought from the 18th and 19th century but the logical conclusion of unstable and cultural conditions
With Germans of all outlooks desperately seeking solutions for the nation's problems, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party began their climb to power. 'Hitler was gifted with effective political talents. He offered an explanation for Germany's defeat, and a vision of Germany's future destiny, that played upon the fears, prejudices, and hopes of many Germans. He promised to rebuild Germany's power and restore its prosperity' (Isaacman, 16). This won the support of many Germans. Hitler was such an effective speaker that anything he said was believed even if it was not true.
Hitler was especially noted when he earned the First Class Iron Cross, the highest military honor a German
The second of many occurrences’ which brought about World War II was the rise of fascism. This began when Hitler rose to power and was elected chancellor (Führer) on 30 January 1933, when the previous president (Paul Hindenburg) stepped down from power and handed him the position. Once in power Hitler began rehabilitating German forces and fixing the current economic system, he made polices and rules revolving mainly around ‘synchronisation’ and order. He forced the populace to attend mass gatherings of worship and expression of power at which he planned speeches to further his grasp and control over society. He implemented compulsory military service, denounced Jewish citizenship, made strict and harsh polices for all German Citizens and punished
Putzier 1 Tessa Putzier Ms. Jeanne Bitz Language Arts March 27, 2017 The Causes Of World War Two On June, 28 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed. This treaty coupled with other factors, such as the Nazis rise to power in Germany, Europe’s
Hans Mommsen’s book, From Weimar to Auschwitz, presented an interesting look at Hitler within the Nazi Party. The overriding themes in the chapter “Hitler’s Position in the Nazi System” were the stubbornness and charisma of Hitler and the chaos within the Nazi Party. The weak leadership of Hitler along with the inability to concentrate power to one position helped lead the Third Reich to be a very frenzied and unorganized government.
To what extent did Hitler manipulate the German population into following his Nazi regime? From 1933-1945 Adolf Hitler rose to the peak of his political power, by creating a stronghold over the German people. The use of oratory skills, in conjunction with his knowledge and use of propaganda and his suppression of details of the Holocaust, created a vibe of “electric excitement” for Germany. (Fritzsche, 1998) His targeting of the German minority and his radical push for anti-Semitism allowed Hitler to corrupt a weak and innocent nation. Manipulative leadership was a dominant force in the birth of his extremist beliefs and propagation, though this was assisted by the responsiveness of the negligent-minded German population to his plans.
This essay will explore the various social, economic and political events and circumstances that arose in the early 20th century and together contributed to the emergence of fascism with reference to Germany specifically. The analysis will explore the impact of WW1, a change in social structures with ideologies and beliefs, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression. The continual crisis year after year in all aspects pushed German society to turn to fascism as a way off counteracting everything that had carried the state down.
With the rise of a fascist regime in 1933 following World War I, and in light of The Depression, fascist sponsors would go on to critically undermine the quality of the parliamentary democracy that governed Germany alongside the corrupt class discrepancies of Western capitalism. In suggestion of a superior system, the advocates of fascism put out the idea of a state ruled by a leader strong enough to resuscitate the nation through acts of military and foreign policies. What followed gave rise to what would be the Nazi regime in Germany under Adolf Hitler. Through Hitler’s powerful methods of propaganda and rhetoric, Hitler reached an audience of people with a preexisting dislike towards the Semitic people. Taking advantage of this irrational aversion of the Semitic people within much of Europe, Hitler would touch upon the extremes and publish in his “Final Solution,” a plan to solve such a problem. In his plan, Hitler promised the complete extermination of Europe’s Semitic population and those others considered inferior. To the surprise of many nations, many reacted with little avail. ("The ‘Final Solution’: Background &
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.
Once in power, Adolf Hitler wasted no time establishing a fascist regime. He was a man obsessed with translating his ideals into a reality. In order to accomplish such a feat, Hitler and the Nazi party would have to mold the German people into a single unit that would follow him and his regime under any circumstances (Spielvogel, 140). Hitler viewed himself as a messianic leader with a mission to “liberate the German people and make Germany great” (Spielvogel, 132). Hitler was a great orator and considered himself a “great simplifier.” During his speeches, he “inhaled the feelings of his audience,” and then expressed to his listeners
Toba Ahmadi Ms. Kempin World History Honors 19 June 2015 “World War II DBQ” Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party rose to power during the period of time right before and during World War II. Although Hitler caused many injustices and deaths, the Germans still looked up to and admired him. German citizens saw him as a leader who brought nothing but positive changes to their country. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party were appealing to the Germans due to Hitler’s potential of stabilizing Germany’s economy, Hitler’s favorable ideas, and the nationalism Hitler was able to bring about.
Background World War II was a major significance towards the history of the world and it has been over seventy years since it has come to an end with the Allies (Great Britain, United States of America,
The German Community during the Hitler Reign In the time leading up to and during Hitler’s reign in Germany, German citizens felt the impacts of the political as well as the economic situation of the country. These conditions in Germany led to the building of the Nazi party and to the Holocaust. The new government headed by Adolf Hitler changed the life of all Germans whether they joined the Nazi party themselves or opposed the ideas of Hitler or aided Jews to fight the persecution they suffered under this government.
In the following investigation, the following question will be addressed: In what ways did economic and political issues in Germany between 1922 and 1932 contribute to Hitler's rise to power? The scope of my research will fall between the years of 1922-1932, the start of Hitler’s attempt to run for office. A variety of primary and secondary sources will be used to answer the question. The bitterness caused upon the change of government systems in Germany will be analyzed, along with his childhood that all primarily drove Hitler to run for power. Then, the harsh effects World War I had on Germany along with the Great Depression that followed as a result will also be looked at. Finally, a conclusion will be reached.