Hitler's Becoming a Dictator Essay

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Hitler's Becoming a Dictator There are many factors that allowed Hitler to seize power in 1934. One reason was the Munich Putsch, which put Hitler in jail and allowed him to write “Mein Kampf” and the 25-point programme, which helped him to win votes. Another reason was the Wall Street crash, which caused another depression in Germany, which made people vote for the Nazi party. Another reason Hitler was able to come into power was the Reichstag fire, which the Nazis blamed on a communist and this affected the 1933 Election in their favour. The fire also allowed Hitler to pass the “Enabling act”, which basically meant that no one could oppose him and Germany had to do what he said without question.…show more content…
The Putsch helped Hitler eventually come to power in a number of ways. Firstly the trial received massive media attention, as this sort of thing was rare in 1923. This meant that the Nazi party were brought to the attention of Germany, as they were virtually unknown at this point. Also during the trial the judge allowed Hitler to speak his mind. This meant that the Nazi party got to have their beliefs broadcasted to the whole of Germany for free. Thirdly Hitler’s time in prison gave him time to dictate “Mein Kampf”, which eventually convinced many people to vote for the Nazi party. He also wrote the 25-point programme, which was the view of the Nazi party, which were designed to appeal to the vast majority of the German people. He appealed to the church as Hitler promised to get rid of communism and the church hated communists, as they are atheists. He appealed to the aristocrats, as they also feared communism. Hitler also promised re-armament, which was what they wanted. The 25-point programme also appealed to the middle class who wanted law and order – Hitler promised to give them this. They also feared communism. Lastly Hitler appealed to the working class, as there was a mass unemployment in Germany, Hitler promised to end this and provide jobs. The next reason that Hitler was able to come into power was the Wall Street crash. This
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