Anti – democratic figures had seen the Nazi party as potential allies to provide popular support for an authoritarian regime. From this we can learn that the increase of support in which the Nazi party had gained, Hitler had also gained too. However the Nazi party were only ever capable of receiving 37% of the vote, this implicates that despite the increase in popularity, the level of support was not as significant as Hitler had hoped and therefore he could not had been elected by popular support alone. On the one hand, it must not be diminished that the Nazi party created a new outlook for most Germans. They were beginning to doubt that Germany had any pride left.
By convincing Hindenburg that there was a large communist threat the country was put into a state of emergency and, with Hindenburg’s backing, Hitler was allowed to pass decrees to govern Germany anyway he liked, with the financial backing of krupp and bosch etc, which in this case is fortunate for the question at hand. Consequently this is why I believe it was the most important event to dictatorship because it was the “spark” that allowed any other event to happen and without it democracy may have just struggled on. One of these events was the election in 1933. Now Hitler had the power to convince Hindenburg to allow him
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 never had more than 37 percent of the popular vote in the honest elections that occurred before he became Chancellor. And the opposition among the 63 percent against him was generally quite strong. Hitler therefore would have never seen the light of day had the German Republic been truly democratic. Unfortunately, its otherwise sound constitution contained a few fatal flaws. The German leaders also had a weak devotion to democracy, and some were actively plotting to overthrow it.
How Far Did the Economy create Opportunities for Hitler and the Nazi’s 1924-29? The Economy in Germany helped create several opportunities for Hitler and the Nazi’s to gain acclaim and greater sway with the German people. However I don’t believe that some of the bigger opportunities for Hitler to gain power came specifically from the economy. The German Economy was in a bad way throughout the years 1924-1929. the economy had only just recovered from the tragic and disastrous hyperinflation of 1923 which saw the country crippled and the German currency plummet in value to as low 20,000 million marks to the point, considering that 5 years previous it was only 20 marks to the pound this was unbelievably bad. This however was supposedly solved by the intervention of the Dawes Plan of August 1924.
In 1932 Hitler won 37.5 percent of the seats (230 seats) in the Reichstag making the Nazi party the largest in the Reichstag so Hitler should have been Chancellor. But it wouldn’t work like that. President Hindenburg, Franz von Papen and General von Schleicher all hated and distrusted Hitler so it was not going to be easy for Hitler to become Chancellor. Hindenburg could however see that Hitler and the Nazis could prove helpful so he appointed von Papen as Chancellor. Von Papen had no support in the Reichstag but he hoped that he could form a right-wing coalition with the Nazis and other right-wing parties.
It is undoubtable that the consolidation of power in 1933 could not have taken place were it not for the underlying threat, and use of, terror and violence. However, the use of legislative means of achieving power within the Nazi state must not be understated, nor can the perceived threat of Communism be ignored as a means of bolstering Nazi power after 1933. Moreover, the manipulative power of the well oiled propaganda machine spearheaded by Josef Goebbels allowed for the Nazi to ideologically win over much of the German people. Hitler’s use of legislative means to achieve Nazi power gave the regime a degree of legitimacy that was hard for the German people to call into question. Indeed, Hitler did not act unconstitutionally by declaring himself Fuhrer as the enabling act gave him dictatorial power via democratic means.
Historian use the failure of the putsch to prove Nazi party as weak before 1929. This was the infamous Munich Putsch which took place on 24th February 1924. Hitler had over grossly estimated the level of public support for the putsch despite issues faced by the Weimar republic at the time, clearly the German people were in desperate need for a new stable government and leader, however when the Nazi party presented itself to the people it did not receive much followers which questions did the German people see the Nazis weak. The putsch failed, mainly due to the lack of planning. Without taking into account of the failure of the Putsch, if the Nazis failed to organise the Putsch to begin with clearly
Although they didn’t have overall majority they were the biggest single party Germany had at the time. The German voters were clearly swept away by Hitler’s great speaking power and his all-embracing showmanship that his opponents lacked. The Nazis party had enrolled a highly professional man to make and produce all their propaganda in the early 1930’s his name was Dr.Joseph Goebbles who joined the Nazi party in 1924. Joseph was a keen follower and his malicious anti-Semitism was well known, which was perfect for the type of propaganda Hitler wanted which made Germany look great and wealthy and only Hitler himself could achieve this. The economic causes were world wide and affected most of
Do you agree that the Five-Year Plans made the Soviet Union economically powerful in the 1930s? Explain your answer. I agree that the Five-Year Plans made the Soviet Union economically powerful in the 1930s. Three factors which were part of the FYP that contributed to the development of Soviet Union’s economy are the decrease in unemployment, avoiding the Great Depression and the industrialization of the Soviet Union. However, I disagree to a smaller extent as the quality of the goods produced were very poor.