Explain why Hitler tried to introduce the policy of volksgemeinschaft in Germany in the period of 1933-1939 This was Hitler’s and the Nazis idea of a people’s community. This was put into three categories ideological, biological, and social. Hitler and the Nazis what to remove any ideological threats of which they felt were going to threaten them getting into power. The main group of which Hitler was concerned about in this section was the communists. The Nazis felt like this political group was trying to undermine their “people’s community”.
However structuralists have argued that mass political movements in Germany were on the rise and did in fact influence politics. The power the Kaiser has was overwhelming because he didnt have to answer to neither the reichstag or the bundesrat, he ultimately has complete utter control over domestic and foreign policy. This would suggest that Wilhelmine Germany was an authoritarian state under the kaisers rule, but many historians such as Wehler suggested his own version of the argument which states that Wilhelmine Germany was in fact shaped by the elites (junkers) and the army which simply controlled the Kaiser from the shadows. In this essay i will discuss these interpretations offering the view that Wilhelmine Germany was an 'authoritarian' state under the rule of elites and ultimately the kaiser. Kaiser Wilhem II was an unpredictable, intelligent man with a poor judgement, hardly the kind of person you would give almost unchallenged political powers.
These factors caused the loss of public support for the grand coalition of the Weimar Republic and the German people subsequently looked for a new style of leadership. Therefore it was these reasons, rather than just being the leader of the most popular Party in Germany, that allowed Hitler to become Chancellor. The Nazi Party underwent a huge reorganisation which was overseen by their leader Adolf Hitler, in December 1924. The reorganisation aimed to get the Nazi Party more influence in different aspects of German society and by doing so, gain the Party more voters. Hitler began the reorganization of the Nazi Party by constructing a network of local Party organizations such
Nazi Methods of Control we effective with Dealing with Opposition in the Years 1933-45. After appointing himself Führer, Hitler introduced many policies and regulations to ensure the Nazis stayed in control. These rules dealt with political opponents, as well as the general public, who all of a sudden, found their private, social and working lives controlled/supervised by Nazi representatives. Seven key structures The Nazi party aimed to control every aspect of people's political, social and working lives in order to ensure a strong hold of power throughout Germany. It maintained control through a mixture of propaganda and intimidation.
Furthermore, it can be argued that propaganda was crucial to the maintenance of power by the Nazis as they portrayed Hitler as powerful and showed him to be good for the country, making sure people continued to show support for the Nazis and it portrayed Hitler as above all party politicking and as a figure for national focus and loyalty. This would have made sure people continued to support Hitler even after he was voted in as they would feel a kind of loyalty towards him. However, Propaganda cannot be described as the only crucial factor in the maintenance of power by the Nazis as propaganda alone cannot change an entire countries views. The introduction of new social controls further aided in the Nazi’s maintenance of power. Anti-Nazi judges were removed and replaced by those
They let Hitler rebuild and conquer again. One way that Hitler was able to rebuild Germany was by a society called S.A. The leader was Ernst Roehm and he was a very powerful leader during this time. The S.A was gaining too much power and was becoming a threat to Hitler’s power. Therefore Hitler had no other choice but to purge the Sturmabteilung or S.A. After World War 1 the Treaty of Versailles stated that Germany could have a standing army.
Intentionalists believe that the eradication of the Jews and ultimately the holocaust was all part of Adolf Hitler’s grand design, and that he would stop at nothing until his design was completed. The extremities of intentionalist beliefs tend to vary, with a large number of Historians taking a more intense view on Hitler
Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler, all from different political beliefs felt as though they each needed to complete control over the state, and they would have stopped at nothing in order to achieve their goals and fulfill their own idea of a utopic state. This paper will cover each of the three men’s rise to power, as well as their social, political and economic policies that helped them achieve rank as head of the state. The paper will start off by focusing on Stalin’s rise to power, his political policies and public perception, and how his means of political authority negatively affected the state. The paper will then switch focuses and concentrate on Mussolini and his rise to power and how Mussolini’s fascist beliefs impacted the Italian economic, social, and political sectors. Lastly, the paper will then focus on Hitler and the rise of the Nazi regime.
History Revision Cards Theme: Life in Nazi Germany Important Points: 1. Who opposed the Nazis in Nazis Germany and what impact did this have on the Nazis? Why was opposition to the Nazis so weak? You need to think about how each opposition group opposed Hitler and which one posed the biggest threat to Nazi power. The Nazis did not want any opposition in their ideal Germany all Germans would work together to achieve the same goals -- not seagulls. Within days of taking power Hitler banned all other political parties.
Between the years 1933 to 1939, to gain support from the people, the Nazis focused on the four major parts of society, women, youth, the church and the working class. The Nazis created a number of methods in the hope to unite the German people in support of their rule, so Hitler could fulfil his thousand year Reich. The Volksgemeinschaft was put forward to overcome old Germans divisions of class, religion and politics by making society one which was racially 'pure' and harmonious nationally. However despite the Nazis effort, Nazi aims had not been achieved, mainly due to them going against their promises, being over ambitious in terms of their aims or expecting too much in a short period of time, allowing the Nazis to unite the German people in support of their rule between 1933 and 1939 to a small extent. With the working class being the largest part of society, the Nazis’ main priority in terms of uniting the Germans to support their rule was the working class.