Hitler's Rise to Power Essay

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‘Hitler rose to power in 1933 due to the problems Germany was facing.’ How far do you agree with the statement? I agree with the statement. It was indeed of the problems Germany was facing and the reactions of the people of Germany. I believe that the problems Germany faced led to the rise of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) and I believe this because Germans problems advanced over the years, leading to catastrophic events to soon take place. Germany did not want Hitler in power on the 8th November 1923, but by January 1933, the government were basically begging Hitler to become chancellor, they thought that they could control him, but this is the opposite of what happened mostly because Article 48 so he made himself absolute ruler. Something dramatic and changing must have happened in those 10 years for the government to think that having him would be better, but they could not foresee the future. Surely, it couldn’t have just been because the change of Hitler’s attitude that they wanted him, it had to be something much bigger than Hitler, that had to change the way Germany saw things, and this is the reason I believe that Adolf Hitler rose to power. Versailles 28th June 1919, Treaty of Versailles which consisted of 440 Articles setting out the terms for Germany's punishment. As Germany is at fault of the war, they must pay all reparations, which in reality were 132 billion gold marks. This crushed their economy. The treaty was greeted with shock and disbelief in Germany. Those lucky enough to have a job were not that fortunate. People’s wages had to be carried with wheelbarrows, but in reality all that money could only buy them a cup of coffee. People had gotten to the point of burning there money as fuel as it was cheaper than to go and buy coal. Germany was searching for an answer to its insurmountable problems, and found that answer in a Nazi named Adolf Hider.

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