The Rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany

1435 Words Jun 5th, 2006 6 Pages
There are many reasons people say as to why the nazi party was created and what some of the causes were. Throughout the duration of my paper I am going to explain and discuss some of the major topics that could have led to the rise of Nazism in Germany, such as the treaty of Versailles and some of the restrictions that were put on Germany, the loss of the war, and the Weimar Republic. These are just some of the reasons that are going to be looked at and discussed.

Germany's beating in World War One made political, economic and social fall in the Weimar Republic and led to the rise of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) or Nazi party.

The First World War put stress on the German people. The space between the rich and
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They promised too much concessions and aids to a group of voting Germans, who would be more than ready to accept the Nazi's promises. Hitler also made many other promises to the German people. One promise came after another. After the treaty Was signed forcing Germany to pay thirty seven annual payments from 1700 million gold marks to 2400 million gold marks, and then twenty one annual payments at 1700 million gold marks. This meant that Germany would be making payments at an average of just over 2000 gold marks until 1988. When this was brought to Hitler's attention, he said he would not make payments and cursed the Weimar Government's decision to agree with the plan. Because of this, Hitler found a colleague in Alfred Hugenburg, head of the largest conservative party - the German National People's Party. Hugenburg ran a massive empire, and used this to campaign against the treaty and 'The Enslavement of the German People' as they liked to call it. Even though his attempt to stop the signing of the document was unsuccessful, Hitler was given a huge amount of publicity, and was given a reputation as a politician who opposed the restrictions set on Germany after the embarrassing loss in World War One. As bitterness over the loss of the war was still close to Germany, Hitler's view on the reparations issue got a lot of attention, and defiantly added to his popularity as a politician. This is yet another reason why the Nazi Party got so much support