So Hitler decided to use mind games to manipulate his audiences. In Hitler’s declaration of war speech he used many strategies to allude his people. He needed the power of Germany behind him, So he chose his words wisely. In this speech Hitler declared war on what he called the “Unjust America.” Hitler told his people
This essay will examine the main factors that enabled Hitler to create his empire and argue that all these factors accounted to the legality of his control over every aspect of Germany’s society, enabling Hitler to establish a dictatorship. The means that enabled him to do this were the manipulation of the legal system and the control of three branches of society: the media, the unions and the army. The manipulation of the legal system formed a foundation for Hitler to establish a dictatorship. After the previous Chancellor resigned within a month, it was obvious that the Weimar system of government was not working. Hindenburg needed a Chancellor who had realistic support in the Reichstag and Hitler was given the position.
Those that the Nazis did not trust because of their political views were sacked. Lessons were to start and finish by giving the Nazi salute and saying ‘Heil Hitler!’ As well as preparing young people to be future soldiers of Nazi Germany, Hitler demanded that schools impose his racist and nationalist beliefs. Young people were not encouraged to think for themselves and make choices but to accept Nazi views and attitudes. The whole education system had been reversed. The Nazi’s had been successful in changing and impose their views on the young and vulnerable people.
This was a ‘catch-all’ name conforming to the aim of the party: to have as many supporters as possible and appeal to the Pan Germans and Working class. Hitler therefore redefined socialism by placing the word 'National' before it. He claimed he was only in favor of equality for those who had "German blood". Jews and other "aliens" would lose their rights of citizenship, and immigration of non-Germans should be brought to an end. After the failure of the Knapp Putsch the Freikorps were disbanded and Hitler got a few key members to act as an army for the party, giving them the name of the S.A, and instructing them to disrupt the meetings of political opponents and protect Hitler from revenge attacks.
The British government in particular, heavily censored the material that most posted by the journalists and then even before it went to print. This was because of experiences from wars prior to the Great War as “unrestricted newspaper reporting was an unacceptable security risk” (www.bbc.co.uk). For the few reporters that were sent out to the Western Front, they were subject to many layers of censorship both at HQ in France and back in Britain, and at no time were they permitted to criticise the military operations taking place at any time. As Stephen Badsey stated, “Whatever their own opinions, like most soldiers they were minor players trapped in a complicated hierarchical structure”. Both photography and
However as the war progressed and more issues became apparent, the divide between the rich and the poor and the left and the right wing became vaster. Before the war had commenced liberals and socialists were aggravated with German democracy. Germany portrayed itself as a democratic state, however all the power belonged to the elite. Kaiser Wilhelm II even boasted that he had never read the constitution. Therefore Liberals wanted constitutional reform and more power to be given to the Reichstag.
This campaign targeted specific groups of society with different slogans and policies to win their support. Hitler’s loyal followers would spread the word of the Nazi party throughout the country after he had convinced them with propaganda. There were clubs for children, students and teachers all based around the foundation of propaganda. The Nazis even controlled newspapers and printed millions of posters and leaflets to spread their ideology. Also, Hitler’s criticism of the Treaty of Versailles increased his popularity because many of the German people were still
Possibly the greatest vulnerability was 'the weakness within' - the constitution gave the President, the states and the military too much control, whilst proportional voting meant that the Reichstag was separated and weak. There was no single party in complete control and parties had to join together to form a government. However, each party had different goals which caused in-fighting and instability making it difficult for the Reichstag, with its many changes in power, to govern effectively. This was reflected in 376 political assassinations up to 1923. From the start there was economic instability because of the cost of World War One and there was widespread disillusion within the German people.
Due to the Depression making people want a drastic change in political party in ower there was an increase in communist support and as a result an increase in Nazi support because people were scared of communism and the Nazi's promised to deal with them. The depression was taken advantage of by Nazi propaganda and they convinced a lot of people that electing Hitler would solve their problems. This means that the Depression was the most important factor in the election of Hitler because with out it then nobody would want to change the current party in power because before the depression then German was extremely prosperous. Therefore, the Depression was the most important factor that lead to the election of Hitler. It could be argued that the Hitler attributes was the most important reason for why Hitler was appointed Chancellor in 1933.
It is believed that Adolf Hitler had put a tremendous amount of blame on the Jewish population for the losses of World War I and embarrassment that wouled ensue Germany afterwards. Becoming the juggernaut nation in it’s way up, the United States had the ability to protect the Jewish population of America in 1938, but Franklin D. Roosevelt felt that World War I was still too close in history that he felt it was best to not be involved quite yet. Policy in The United States prohibited many Jewish citizens from becoming a U.S citizen. Franklin D. Rooseevelt’s regulations also affected the U.S citizens and the immigration dilemma that was about toi happen before Hitler’s actions came into play. The United States was not at a stable point in time having just started to come out of the Great Depression of