Hitler'S Rise To Power Essay

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Hitler Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Germany began in September 1919, when he joined the political party later known as the National Socialist German Worker’s Party, also known as the Nazi Party. This political party was formed during the period after World War I. It was anti-Marxist and was opposed to the democratic post-war government of the Weimar Republic and the Treaty of Versailles. Once Hitler had been released from prison, he decided to seize power constitutionally rather than by force of arms, using demagogic oratory. President Paul von Hindenburg had appointed Hitler as Chancellor on 30 January 1933 after a series of parliamentary elections and associated backstairs intrigues. Once he took the office as chancellor, he quickly maneuvered Papen and the conservative nationalists. Afterwards, Hitler was able to exercise dictatorial power without legal objection, by being assured by the Enabling Act. He had willingness to use violence in advancing his political objectives and to recruit party members who were willing to do the same. Through the late 1920s and early 1930s, the Nazis gathered enough electoral support to become the largest political party in the Reichstag. During the early years, Hitler consolidated his authority through the destruction of all other political parties, “coordination” of all aspects of German life, and the liquidation of dissent among Nazi and conservatives. When in 1929 the Great Depression started, it resulted in the economic and political collapse of the Weimar Republic. At that point, Adolf Hitler demonstrated his political skills in taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the depression. He developed his Nazi Party into a mass movement and used a combination of his popular support; he moved with ruthless determination to crush his opponents and establish his totalitarian dictatorship. A totalitarian rule is a

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