Hitler became leader of Germany because he was leader of the most popular party’ How far do you agree with this statement? By 1933 Hitler had consolidated full power over Germany, it can be argued that the main reason he was able to achieve this power was purely down to the fact that he was the leader of the most popular party. However it seems to be clear that there are other factors, which resulted in Hitler becoming leader in Germany, such as the collapse of the Weimar constitution, the effects of the Great depression and the political actions of people such as Von Papen and Schleicher. Some may argue that Hitler had become such a powerful leader due to the popularity of the Nazi party. Anti – democratic figures had seen the Nazi party as potential allies to provide popular support for an authoritarian regime.
'Popular Support For Hitler Was the Most Important Reason Why he Became Chancellor In January 1993' How Far do You Agree With This Statement? Hitler became Chancellor in January 1933, I believe that it the statement is partially true, Hitler was a clever man and with the aid of Joseph Goebbels he released many campaigns and propaganda throughout Germany spreading the Nazi's message and image getting people to vote for them. Not only that but with the Nazi's policies which some of them were aimed at particular groups like the nationalists or old age citizens, this too gained support. However it wasn't just popular support which got Hitler into power, the two previous chancellors in the Reichstag who were voted off helped as Hindenburg had no option but to make Hitler into the new Chancellor. My first point is how Goebbels used propaganda to aid Hitler.
Propaganda was used frequently all around Germany during the time of Hitler and was effective in promoting Hitler as the ideal ruler for Germany. Nazi propaganda posters always showed Hitler in a good light which appealed to the German people. The first example shows young Aryan German boy looking upwards. The poster also features Hitler looking in the same direction, which suggests that he understands and supports the best interests of the youth. The caption of the poster translates to “The Hitler youth is born”, and the fact that an Aryan child is chosen to be shown is key.
Hitler gave the Nazi Party a figure of authority, determination, dignity and dominance. His coherent speeches appealed to everyone, he did not focus on intellectually challenging political lectures. He knew that the majority of his audience were working class and therefore focused on nationalist and issues close to them. The fact that Hitler knew his audience and used emotive language in the way he spoke, he gained major popularity. Indeed he was the ideal person to represent the Nazi Party in this way.
“The use of radio was the most effective method of mass indoctrination of the German people in the years 1933 to 1939.” Explain why you agree or disagree with this view. There are many different methods of mass indoctrination that the Nazi Party demonstrated to get their ideology across to the German public. One of these methods was radio which was effective as it allowed Hitler to speak to a mass number of people. Other method that some people would argue is more effective is film and newspaper. Many people would agree that radio is the most effective way of getting Nazi ideology across to the German people.
The main reason that Hitler was able to move from Chancellor to Fuhrer was because he had the consent of the German people. How far do you agree with this statement? Hitler became Chancellor of Germany on the 30th of January 1933, causing mass celebration in Berlin. Just 18 months later, on the 2 August 1934, he had worked his way to becoming Fuhrer. Some historians say it was the consent and willingness of the German people that took him to Fuhrer but there are other strong arguments such as the Enabling Law, the demolishment of other political parties and trade unions, his agreements with the church, media and industrialists and the Night of the Long Knives.
Assess the importance of propaganda in the maintenance of Nazi power between 1933 and 1939. Propaganda is information put out by an organization or government to promote a policy, idea, or cause. It was a fundamental element in the maintenance of the Nazi Government power between the period of 1933-39. Joseph Goebbels was an important key figure in utilising Propaganda in Germany. Though it wasn't the only key element in the maintenance of power, Nazi Government also used other factors including; fear and the success Hitler turning Germany socio-economy around.
The German public saw Hitler as god-like with his vast power and glorifying the German race as being the “master race.” When he finally reversed the power of the Treaty of Versailles and rebuilt Germany’s armed forces, the German nation basically did as he told them to do. This was seen as one of his major successes. Another would be numerous military successes. He united Germany after the humiliation of World War I and extended the Germen territory into Eastern Europe. This would be his military successes.
They believe that this approach maintained Hitler’s personal power. Hitler took responsibility for all the important decisions in the Nazi party for example foreign policy, this made everyone believe that he was a strong leader and doing what was best for Germany. Also the fact that there were other powers in the Reich did not detract from Hitler’s personal power; he only hired those who were most loyal to Hitler for example Himmler. The only way to maintain or increase your power in the Nazi regime was through access to Hitler, in order to get this people had to do as he wished or their power would diminish. This interpretation supports the idea that Hitler had full control of the Reich, all the
One also needs to take into account the weaknesses of their democratic government of the Weimar Republic and its failure to deal with the problems of the day. This essay requires an explanation of the phenomenal electoral success of the Nazi Party between 1929 and 1933 with particular reference to the contribution made by their leader, Adolf Hitler. Arguably the most important reason for the Nazis rise to power was the personal qualities and leadership Adolf Hitler himself possessed. Hitler was a great and mesmerising speaker, he was a strong performer and when he spoke he aroused the emotions of his listeners and they were convinced just by his persona instead of what he was saying. This was important for Hitler’s rise to power as he gained huge population and support due to his impressive speeches.