‘Hitler was able to establish a dictatorship because he banned other political parties.’ Do you agree? Explain your answer. ‘Hitler was able to establish a dictatorship because he banned other political parties.’ Do you agree? Explain your answer. ‘Hitler was able to establish a dictatorship because he banned other political parties.’ Do you agree?
Some of the things about the treaty that Hitler hated were tiny armed forces, the Saar was under League of Nations control, the Rhineland was demilitarised, Anschluss with Austria was forbidden, Germans were obliged to leave in Czechoslovakia and Poland and finally Danzig was under League of Nations control. The Treaty was a constant reminder to the Germans of their humiliation in World War I. Hitler did not accept that the German army had lost the war, and he was determined to make Germany great again. “The Versailles Treaty is worthless. 60 million German hearts and minds are on fire with anger and shame. They will cry out ‘We want
During the years of 1933 to 1945 Germany was ruled by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party. When Hitler began his rise to prominence in beer houses and his early days in the party he set himself aims to achieve if he were to one day rules Germany. His aims were mainly patriotic aims for example make Germany a great nation once again and also to unite all German-speaking countries like Austria, however, he did have other aims such as; exterminate the Jews, this was because he and many others blamed the Jews for Germany’s decline during the first world war and also remove all those that were unfit, this meaning homosexuals, the mentally and physically disabled unless you were physically disabled due to fighting in world war one and anyone else Hitler viewed as a threat to him or the Aryan race. This essay will look to what extent he was successful in achieving these aims. After Germany’s defeat in World War One Germany were made to sign the demoralizing and humiliating Treaty of Versailles where they would have to; accept responsibility for the war, pay reparations of $33 Billion, reduce their armed forces and they also lost much of their once great German Empire.
This is leads to a revolution as now the people are able to elect the government they think will be best for them and Germany. Moreover the Spartacist revolt in January 10th of 1919 which aim was to overthrow the Current Government and turn Germany into a Communist country. They have failed to
Antigone believed that the power of the gods was greater than the power of any king. Antigone shows, thru civil disobedience, that breaking some of
societies laws is both a right and responsibility. This ideal was also exhibited by some German youth in World War II that organized the passive resistance movement, The White Rose. The White Rose was a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet campaign that called for active opposition to Adolf Hitler.
Through the Enabling Act, he could then step out and truly begin transforming Germany into one big Nazi-controlled country that would obey his every word. Secondly, due to the Enabling Act as mentioned before, Hitler abolished all other parties in a law known as “The Law Against the Formation of Parties” in July 1933. This meant that it was illegal to join or form another political party, and ex-party leaders would be sent to concentration camps, which meant they were as good as dead. Other groups like trade unions were abolished. This contributed to the Nazi’s being so successful in controlling society as there was no one else that could help the people.
Those that the Nazis did not trust because of their political views were sacked. Lessons were to start and finish by giving the Nazi salute and saying ‘Heil Hitler!’ As well as preparing young people to be future soldiers of Nazi Germany, Hitler demanded that schools impose his racist and nationalist beliefs. Young people were not encouraged to think for themselves and make choices but to accept Nazi views and attitudes. The whole education system had been reversed. The Nazi’s had been successful in changing and impose their views on the young and vulnerable people.
Or was it Himmler, the head of the SS, who brought fear to the nation of the Nazi Party? Could it even have been Goebbels, who created propaganda to promote the party, indoctrinating the innocent nation? Firstly, we shall investigate the contributions to the party by Hitler. We can see that he had strong ideas regarding the country, World War One, and also not to mention, about Anti-Semitism. Most of his views came from his experience in World War One, with the surrendering and the cause of the Treaty of Versailles, the inflation of money, and the War Guilt Clause.
Some historians say it was the consent and willingness of the German people that took him to Fuhrer but there are other strong arguments such as the Enabling Law, the demolishment of other political parties and trade unions, his agreements with the church, media and industrialists and the Night of the Long Knives. One of the main reasons Hitler was able to come into power was the consent from the German people. Without their willingness to believe and back Hitler, he wouldn’t have been able to gain any real momentum. On the 5th of March in 1933 the Nazis increased their vote from 33.1% to 43.9%, securing them 288 seats. One of the ways Hitler got the backing of the German people was by telling them what they wanted to hear.
Hitler was known for his totalitarian government, which referenced his act based on Darwism. Hitler’s theories on racism was to cleanse them of the lower class, to filter out the weak and to brutally punish those for the “good of humanity and the survival of the fittest” (see Darwin’s “Natural Selection,” (897). On the other hand, Soviet Union’s justification in its totalitarianism government derived from a scientific method by Karl Marx (see Marx’s “Communist Manifesto,” (453) in the power of classes. Soviet Union believed in two types of classes, progressive and non-progressive. In the form of totalitarianism governments Soviet Union was considered progressive and if you are not a communist you were considered a non-progressive class that would not amount to anything.