This propaganda continued even once they had won the election. Furthermore, once the Nazi’s had gained power, they began to push anti-Jew and other very racist and fascist propaganda on the people of Germany. Hitler was shown in newspapers and presented on the radio as a strong and just leader; with the Jews being represented as evil. Propaganda was therefore crucial to the maintenance of power by the Nazis as it meant when they began their attack on the Jews, they had the support of their people. 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.
In Germany prior and during the 1900’s Kaiser Wilhelm II held the power of most political matters meaning it was hard for democracy to rise in German parliament. However during this period the rise of the SPD showed that a change in parliamentary democracy was occurring, it can also be shown through the increase of Reichstag elections meaning that German citizens were finally taking advantage of their right to freedom of expression. Significantly, the change was also limited due to the entrenched autocracy in Germany at this time. An important factor to consider in the growing parliamentary democracy was that all men over the age of 25 had the right of universal suffrage, giving Germany a broader franchise than Britain until 1918. This allowed men from all classes to vote rather than the richer classes having the majority of voters meaning that Germany was starting to become well represented in parliament.
Finally, the SA’s activity is also to put fear on the street to get votes for the next elections. Hitler attempted the Munich Putsch because he thought it would benefit them. Firstly, Hitler was very confident about his huge SA army and thought he was powerful. Not only that, but he thought that the army would join him because of the influence of Ludendorff and the SA which are technically ex-Freikoprs. Hitler also thought that since the government was just developing it would have been a good time to seize power and take over the government.
To what extent did the Nazis remain in power due to support from popular policies? The Nazis ruled germany from 1933 to 1939 and were relatively unchallenged. This is a source of debate given that when they came to power although they were the most popular party they had never won the majority of public support in elections and Hitler had twice been beaten by Hindeburg in the Presidential election. Furthermore once in power the Nazi power was limited as Hitler only had 2 other nazis' in the government. The reason behind their remaining in power has been put down to genuine support gained from popular policies introduced by Hitler.
Anyone that he didn’t want alive, didn’t have much of a chance to survive. He used his influence to start World War II and influenced the Germans to fight for their country. Other ways that Hitler influenced the German citizens included making many appearances in front of large crowds by using military music. He had “elaborate ceremonies and dramatic speeches to demonstrate the glory of Germany and of his own leadership” (“Hitler, Adolf”). It is generally accepted that once someone is famous or popular, they can become influential and so it
Speer had substantial power and was also said to be the second most powerful man in the Third Reich after Hitler. His contribution were significant and included the possibility of prolonging Germany's defence as Minister for Armaments and Munitions, as consequently due to that it allowed the continuation of the racial policies, also using his architectural ability to endorse Nazism and nationalism, being given the chance to build ˜Germania' and whose designs of the Olympics gained recognition for Germany
This gave Hitler tremendous power within the organization as they knew they could not afford to lose him. The Party Gets a New Name In April, 1920, Hitler advocated that the party should change its name to the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP). Hitler had always been hostile to socialist ideas, especially those that involved racial or sexual equality. However, socialism was a popular political philosophy in Germany after the First World War. This was reflected in the growth in the German Social Democrat Party (SDP), the largest political party in
How successful were successive German Chancellors in protecting the position of the Second Reich's ruling elite? Germany's ruling elite were made up primarily of Prussians, land owning aristocrats or high ranking military leaders. It also consisted of leading industrialists and the judiciary. However, their position as the ruling elite was under threat. Although the industrial revolution had a huge positive impact on German economy, it also lead to a rise in socialism which meant the emergence of pressure groups, such as the Nationalist pressure groups and the Economic pressure groups.
His powerful speech was influential and enabled the German public to feel more optimistic within the war as well as regime. Another reason why the Nazis proclaimed to total war was because Hitler was keen on establishing Germany as a strong nation. The defeats
Bullock says that: “Himmler’s SS were now given their independence of the SA, and placed directly under Hitler’s orders with Himmler as SS Reichsfuehrer”# this source suggests that Himmler and the SS only became powerful through Hitler’s direction. W.L. Shirer supports this view, saying: “Soon this much-better-disciplined and loyal force would become much more powerful than the SA had ever been.”# Therefore suggesting the SS gained power after the Night of the Long Knives because, unlike the SA they were disciplined and loyal to Hitler. Their rise to power is important since the SS played a prominent role in the events in Germany until the end of Nazi rule. This rise to power is important since the SS played a big role in the events in Germany for the duration of Nazi rule.