President Hindenburg 's Influence On The Rise Of Power

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President Hindenburg was one of many contributing factors to Hitler’s rise to power. Power is the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behaviour of others or the course of events. President Hindenburg passed on a role in government to Hitler, but Hindenburg took the risk and didn’t know what he was in for. The argument produced is about the importance of President Hindenburg’s actions, what effect the Great Depression made on Hitler’s rise to power and the long term resentment about the Treaty of Versailles.
The Treaty of Versailles which was established after World War One, contributed to the embarrassment and humiliation Germany was faced with. Land and Military were lost, but most of all respect from the German population . At this stage Germany became remote and the only person German people had hope in was Hitler. To the German community Hitler was their ultimate saviour . The combined actions provided rich material for Hitler to use in supporting him in the rise of power. The Treaty also started a process where the German economy was rebuilt bases around the loans led by the US . This made the nation especially weak when the Great Depression came. The German economy fell soon after due to invasion from the French as it was impossible for Germany to pay the reparations. The German currency lost its value and this was the start to the middle classes falling into poverty . In 1924 the crisis was ended by the Dawes Plan, which re-established the value of the

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