There were many attributes that aided Hitler in his rise to power. Since the First World War in 1914 Germany’s government had been very unstable, and of course was not helped by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. Due to the reparations evoked by the treaty and the cost of war, Germany experienced hyperinflation that was only solved in 1924 with a series of loans from America. Just as Germany’s economy was improving the Wall Street crash occurred in 1929 where America requested repayment of all their loans. These events created the perfect conditions for a new radical party to rise to power: The Nazis.
This new born and growing reputation speculated among the Nazi officials and Hitler himself, and ultimately served as a starting block for Speer’s rise to prominence. The death of Paul Troost in 1934 combined with Speer’s appointment of Reich Architect continued his climb to prominence. After Troost’s death, Speer was commissioned to design the Nuremberg Rally. Speer used this opportunity to show off his talent to its extreme and created a display that is widely remembered and admire today for its mass propaganda use. The Rally designs including black, white and red Nazi flags, each ten metres high, which hung virtually, which created a column effect, portraying an element of Neo-classical architecture.
Truman’s foreign policy may have been a major cause to start up the cold war due to his aggressive economic policy. There are many arguments that support the theory that Truman did actually contribute largely in starting up the Cold War. In the Potsdam conference, Truman had replaced Roosevelt as the new president and told Stalin that the USA had tested an atomic bomb, in order to intimidate him and try to show him the US’s superiority. Truman also had promoted the European Recovery Programme and The Marshall Plan, these two projects provided economic aid to European countries in an attempt to keep them in a capitalist government instead of having them turn to a communist government in an attempt to solve their problem, this also led to create fear in the USSR since the USA was attempting to make allies in the Eastern parts of Europe, attempting to both contain communism and to enclose Russia. The Marshall Aid plan also created worry in the USSR since it was revitalizing the German economy and it was the Germans who had twice invaded the USSR and caused great damage to it, especially Hitler’s regime, which had invaded less that five years ago and Russia was still recovering from the damage caused.
A clear economic issue was the inflation the Weimar economy witnessed. This can be seen through the fact that the price of an egg had inflated 30 million times its original price in 10 years. Alongside political and economical dismemberment, the French invasion of the Ruhr as a result of failed payments from the Germans was regarded as an insult and provoked humiliation across the government. This lack of control by
Hitler and the Nazis wanted to enforce Gleischaltung. Gleischaltung is the process of Naziﬁcation of German political, social, economic and cultural life. It gave the state governments the same powers the Reich government possessed under the Enabling Act. Hitler put gestapo in place and this means that Hitler has consolidated his power at local level. Once Hitler had passed the enabling act, he then introduced new laws to consolidate his power.
The Nazis in Germany had the Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda; the Soviets had the Propaganda Committee of the Communist Party; the Ministry of Information was in Britain; and the Americans had the Office of War Information. What many people fail to realize is that propaganda is not just what the other side says, but often one’s own side’s “information” and “news.” Although the use of propaganda was highly effective during World War II, it was also used throughout history. Historians traced the use of propaganda back to the Reformation of the Catholic Church in Europe. The first propaganda institute was involved in improving dissemination of a group of religious dogmas. Propaganda was modernized with the advancement of technology from the seventeenth to twentieth century.
Account for consolidation of Nazi Power between 1933-34 The Nazi Party’s consolidation for power between 1933 and 1934 was immensely based on legality. In the aftermath of the Munich Putsch in 1923, where the Nazis attempted to seize power from the government of Bavaria, in north of Germany, Hitler altered his methods of gaining political power. Through the legal system, the democracy, propaganda as well as the use of the SA and the SS, Hitler and the Nazis was able to attain political prominence. However, Hitler’s rise to power into the office of Chancellorship was mainly due to the political deals made between Hitler’s enemies. Thus, this essay will account for the consolidation of Nazi power between 1933 and 1934.
Nowadays people ask themselves how it was possible for WW2 and the Holocaust to happen and why the Nazis and Hitler became so very powerful and successful. To answer that question one has to take a look at how they managed to seize power during the inter war years and the events that took place. In his propaganda speech in front of the Reichstag in April 1939 Hitler claimed having singlehandedly accomplished the rise of the Nazi party with the words: “I have accomplished all this, as one who 21 years ago was still an unknown worker and soldier of my people, by my own efforts…” (Ian Kershaw, The Führer Myth: How Hitler won over the German People). Since there were a lot of components which led to Hitler becoming Chancellor on January 30th 1933 and a lot of people who the Nazi party was dependent on, it seems quite
How important was Hitler to helping the Nazi Party come to power in 1933? In this essay I will be answering the question ‘How important was Hitler to helping the Nazi Party come to power in 1933?’. To do this I will split it into 4 paragraphs: How Hitler was important in the rise of the Nazi Party, How the other Nazi leaders were important, How the Depression helped the Nazis and How the weakness of the Political System helped the Nazi’s. Before the 1920’s, the Nazi Party were a new extreme right wing political party called the German Workers Party. The party was created in 1919 by a railway mechanic called Anton Drexler.
Britain and France had recently signed a treaty called the Entente Cordiale, which initiated an alliance between the countries. Germany, seeing as Britain and France had interest in colonizing Morocco felt the need to step in; fearing that Britain and France were becoming to powerful. Britain and France until recently had become involved in imperial rivalries in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Although Hobsbawm had very logical arguments for why he feels industrial capitalism was the ultimate cause of WWI, all historians didn’t entirely agree with his point of view. Rather, Fritz Fisher for example blamed a whole country entirely