The Treaty of Versailles created an underlying bitterness , the Germans believe that they don’t deserve such the blame of war, even some believe they still have the power to fight back and win again. This created deep irritation about the First World War. In such desperate circumstance, people demand changes and a leader who can get them though the hardness, and to which Hitler’s viciousness and expansionism appealed, so they gave him support. Also, After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, unemployment grew, people are poor and starving on street, In the crisis, people wanted someone to blame, and looked to extreme solutions – Hitler offered them scapegoat(Jews and November criminals) Secondly, Hitler was an outspoken politician and passionate speaker, which had undoubted ability for public speaking and an understanding of ordinary peoples desires and capture voters and supporters. Hitler’s “political genius” also help him also in his rise of power.
Although, she does admit even she was shocked when listening to the speech, as she explains “the line was not believable”. From this I can conclude that source one doesn’t wholly hold Churchill responsible for the 1945 election defeat, however the reliability of the source is questionable as it is bias towards the conservative party. Source two, an extract from Lord Butler’s memoirs, clearly shows opposition to not only Churchill but also the conservative party, Lord Butler for example describes Churchill’s speech as a “negative attack on the labour party” and believed that he should have instead focused on “post-war policies”. By describing Churchill’s use of the word “Gestapo” as a “strategic blunder” shows that Butler is blaming Churchill in having played a role in the defeat of the 1945 election. Although both members of the conservative party, Butler and Churchill were political enemies, this is evident when looking at the extract: “a poor third place to the concentrated exploitation of Churchill’s personality” – this is a personal attack on Churchill’s actions.
This alone shows how the Putch failed because obviosly if the putch was a success then they would not be in prison. The plan was to overthow the wiemar republic by force and so in 1923 Hitler and general ludenndorf believing the party was on the verge of collapse and that the police would join his rebellion marched on munich. This of course went horribly wong and hitler was imprisoned. Although the munic putch was a complete dissaster, hitler during his imprisonmet realised that maybe trying to take over by force was not a good idea and learnt that he should try to get the general publics votes instead. Imprision ment worked, in some ways ,in hitlers favour because during his trials he gave long speeches about his ideas and critizing the government.
Source A is about removing opposition and the use of propaganda to control what the population thought and did this is challenging the question as the consent is not given but actually forced out of the none Arian people of Germany. The source suggests that the Nazis removed the peoples basic rights like freedom of speech because they feared that the people would speak out against the laws that had been created to keep them under control. This is a strong argument against the Germans giving support towards the regime because it suggests that the Germans. Source A also suggests that after the war Germany still wasn’t ready politically so Hitler had an easy task in taking power the
Many people felt extremely let down by the Weimar Government because they felt it wasn’t doing anything to help or support them, so they began to turn to extremist parties like the communists and the Nazis. People’s lives had become miserable. The opinion suggests that’s the impact of the depression was to only reason for Hitler’s success - this wasn’t true, as although it was very important, there were many other contributing factors. Firstly, Hitler was a great speaker, he had a confidence when speaking that persuaded people to give him their support. Also, Hitler’s rival parties had the opportunity to join together which would therefore weaken Hitler, however they wouldn’t work together, giving Hitler a boost above them.
Likewise in source 2, Attlee emphasises how ‘people wanted a positive new policy’ implemented by the next government, ‘not an attempt to go back to the old’. This further demonstrates how the Conservatives did not fully understand what people wanted in Britain after the war. Source 2 also supports the statement by referring to the poor past record of the Conservatives, with regards to their domestic and foreign policy. In addition to Maudling’s explanation, Attlee explains how people ‘remembered Munich and they remembered pre-war unemployment’ and these events created a negative impression in people’s minds about the Conservative Party acting as a peacetime government. In source 3, Watkins develops this point further by commenting that ‘Britain would not survive the peace with the kind of government it has possessed before the war’.
After that the people of Germany began to vote for Hitler because the Weimar government had proved itself useless and Hitler was the only one offering a way out. The people of Germany were desperate and because of this ‘turned a blind eye’ to some of Hitler’s extreme beliefs, such as anti-Semitism. After the Great Depression the Nazi party started to hand out leaflets, newspapers and posters full of propaganda in order to get the public to vote for the NSPD. The person in charge of the propaganda was Dr Josef Goebbels. Hitler and Dr Goebbels had one simple message and found many ways to send it out to the public.
Opposition to the fourteen points was not solely limited to the United States. Countries in Europe that had suffered much damage from the war wanted the liberal policy of the fourteen points to exclude Germany. Wilson promoted democracy and equality for all, but many people would have rather blamed the war and pushed reparations on Germany. Two reasons for opposition to the fourteen points were the vague nature, and also the specific nature of the speech. Firstly, six of his points were vague suggestions for ideals such as self-determination.
If the reader takes Twains’ writings too literally, then clearly he would come off as somewhat offensive. I believe that Twain’s writings reflect how he feels about humanity as a whole, but in order to figure out just what Twain believes, the fact that Twain appears to be a racist must be overlooked so that they big picture can be seen. In order to better try to understand just how Twain felt about humanity, I will break down, to the best of my ability, some of Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar entries to see if they give any indication of how Twain felt about humanity. Chapter 1: Tell the truth or trump-but get the trick (Twain). Basically, Twain is saying that you can either tell the truth or lie, but as long as you know the trick, you’re in control.
People feel much more offended when their powers and reputation are questioned, leading to the desire for revenge in any form. Revenge is an emotion which is very effective in creating dramatic moments. Verbal assault is a method of revenge which has been very effectively used in both the plays Oedipus Tyrannus and blood wedding. Verbal assault is more spiteful as the words used may wound a man’s heart and it would be far more painful than physical assaults. As said earlier in order for revenge to take place there is always another factor which has created it.