Hitler’s Rise to Power Essay

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Hitler’s Rise to Power - Markscheme Notes Paper 3 18. Analyse the reasons for the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the establishment of a Nazi dictatorship in the period 1929 to 1934. Nov 2006 Candidates could include the weaknesses of the Weimar constitution; dislike of Versailles; propaganda; economic weakness; Wall Street Crash; violence/role of SA; negotiations with the army; the roles of von Papen, Schleicher and Hindenburg; the Enabling Act after the Reichstag fire the Night of the Long Knives and any other relevant factors. Ensure that the above details are used in a focused, analytical explanation rather than merely being listed. [17+ marks] for fully analytical and relevant answers with detail, insight, perceptive comments and perhaps different interpretations, which address all aspects of the question. 18. Analyse the main factors which contributed to Hitler’s rise to power in January 1933. Nov 2005 This should be well known: for the German situation candidates could analyse; German defeat in the First World War; Treaty of Versailles; weaknesses of the Weimar Republic; German nationalism; anti-semitism; Wall Street Crash. They then need to address the attraction of Hitler and the Nazis for the German people: promises made; Nazi organization; Nazi policies; Hitler’s personality, oratory etc.; Nazi propaganda. The concluding date is the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor in January 1933, so take care to ensure that all material credited is before that date. [17+ marks] for in-depth analysis and insight. Paper 2 17. Evaluate the contribution to the rise to power of Hitler of each of the following: National Socialist ideology; the use of force; economic crises. Nov 2010 This is likely to be a very popular question. The structure of the response is already provided by them phrasing of the question. Candidates need to show the

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