In 1933, Germany had begun to fall under the power of a deceptive leader with strong intentions whose popularity and support almost aided him to achieve his goal of world domination. As this man orchestrated his way through his sovereignty, he managed to catch the eye of nearly every German in Germany as well as many other people in the world. This man’s name is Adolf Hitler. Hitler was seen as an enemy to others, but came off as a dependable leader to Germans as he helped with the major hyperinflation which caused them to grow desperate for a change. While his enemies may have believed his leadership was unorthodox, he still managed to not only take over a whole country, but carry out one of history’s largest genocides ever recorded in human history. He also managed to rise through the Weimar Republic in order to establish the Third Reich as the new government for Germany, which was made possible by the substantial support gained from the German population.
Adolf Hitler born April 20, 1889, was just a mere citizen until Germany faced world humiliation post World War I. After World War I Germans faced harsh economic depression during which in turn caused people to lose trust in their government. Hitler being an intelligent man took advantage of this opportunity to promote himself and gain power. The Treaty of Versailles, established after WWI, led Germany to their lowest in world standings. The treaty humiliated Germany as they lost their land, respect, military, and say in world affairs. Germany is at an all-time low needed a savior and that is where in January of 1993 Hitler stepped in. Hitler used this depression and used fear as a tool to persuade Germans that he could boost the economy and bring Germany back to power. He promised the Germans hope, glory, and supreme power.
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.
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.
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.
Firstly, the Nazi’s used Germany’s defeat during the First World War (which began in the summer of 1914 and ended in November 1918) to their advantage. WWI claimed many lives and of course changed the lives of those in Germany forever. The years after the First World War were to see the rise to power of Adolf Hitler, the most notorious character of the twentieth century. Hitler offered to the Germans that one day he would Germany great again. Hitler also provided a scapegoat to the people of Germany, saying that the reason why Germany was in great debt and had such high unemployment was because of the Jewish people. This appealed to the German’s because it meant that they’d have an easy way out rather than taking the blame upon themselves. After Hitler was appointed as chancellor of Germany the basic democratic structure of the Germany was weakened then abolished. This then created a sense of fear the German population, and they were too scared to fight back. The lives of many millions of people across Europe would be devastated as a result of the beliefs, policies and actions of the Nazis led by Hitler.
Hitler's rise to power was based on many long developing and long term factors. A few of the major factors worth mentioning are; the resentment in the German people, the weakness of the Weimar system, the terror of his storm troopers , and the fact that Hitler was a great at giving speeches. During the 1920’s German’s did not pay any attention to Hitler, and for the most part ignored him and his program of hatred. But after the Great Depression seemed to ruin the lives of many German people, they found hope in Hitler and voted for him in increasing numbers. Soon after, President Hindenburg felt he needed support and made the mistake of appointing Hitler, Chancellor of the Right in 1933. The President had thought
Although there was mass death as the result of terrible people within the twentieth century, a lot of the losses were not in vain. In the twentieth century there were many horrible people who came into power who caused destruction and suffering for the world. If it is Joseph Stalin, Mao, or Mussolini, the 20th century was dominated by authoritarians who did not serve for the best interests of their people. These people were not without opposites as the 20th century also saw some of the greatest leaders of our history including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Lyndon B. Johnson. With the help of these leaders these powers of evil were stopped from taking complete control of our world, and democracy was able to survive in our world.
After World War I the German economy was in utter ruins and the value of the German mark plummeted with it. German money was worthless and barrelsful of marks were being burned for warmth. This in addition to the humiliation of the defeat in World War I. Caused many German citizens to become disenchanted with the current government. These people wanted a new a better Germany. Among these people who wanted change there was a young war veteran who had been honored by his country for bravery, and his ideas for change would affect the entire world for many years, his name was Adolf Hitler. Hitler became the leader of a political party that would rise to power in Germany under his leadership, a party which promised a better and stronger Germany. Hitler
Germany’s defeat during World War 1 left the country with unstable government and uncertain people. Adolf Hitler was a man with confidence, charisma, and the ability to make friends and influence people. Hitler tried to establish a sense of community in the recovery and targeted young people, the unemployed, and members of the lower middle class. Hitler’s ability to gain followers and rise to power was a positive thing for Germany until he began using that power to convince others to take part in the Holocaust. Although Hitler was influential in the Holocaust, his intentions were to make Germany a better, brighter place. Hitler gained followers by spreading a message of hope in a positive way, substantially helped the German people out of an
Hitler took over Germany’s government, and he had changed Germany very dramatically in bad and good ways. Because the Nazi party was one of the biggest
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
When Germany was in complete economic and political decline during the Great Depression, it gave Adolf Hitler an opportunity to gain support during the overthrow the government in the Beer Hall Putsch. During the Great Depression Adolf Hitler promised to give the people their basic needs which they didn't have and therefore he gained support. After he gained support from the people he created a sense of nationalism by claiming that the German/ Aryan race was superior to mankind and deserved supremacy in the world. He also united the Germans in the thinking that all the hardships produced in germany were directionally the fault of the jews. Hitler became the empire and seek revenge against allied powers for embarrassing them with The Treaty of Versailles. Since there was incredible hatred towards the allies because of pitting the responsibility of the war on Germany and depriving their economy, the Germans supported Hitler in his quest to regain German greatness. Basically, Hitler created a giant world war by trying to dominate the
The loss of World War I humiliated Germany and it sought revenge on those who placed them on a political and economical backtrack. As claimed by Mrs. Haven, AP European teacher at Santa Clara High School, “One of the ways World War I led to World War II is that it increased tension between nations and ethnic groups which was exasperated by economic loss”(Haven). Although there are many more causes of World War II, tensions and economic loss allowed Germans to create a sense of superiority over other nations. Political groups soon to form as such as the Nazi Party-Adolf Hitler being the leader-that believed its political views could change Germany. Adolf Hitler’s passion of restoring Germany’s nationalism and pride gave him dictatorial power that built a path to World War