How Important Was the Depression to Hitler’s Rise.

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How Important was the Depression to Hitler’s Rise Many factors were important to Hitler’s uprise in the 1930’s. One of the most important was the Great Depression in 1929, which happened to America, and this affected Germany’s economy, because they were loaned money from America. This was agreed upon the ‘Dawes Plan.’ America would ask for the money back when the depression hit. This was bad for Germany because they were still in an economic crisis. Whilst the German people were starting to think that the Weimar were failing and democracy was not right for Germany, Hitler realised that this was his moment to try and seize power. The depression made people angry about the Weimar because of poverty and unemployment. This helped Hitler and the Nazis because they were also angry at the Weimar about everything, for example the depression and the Treaty of Versailles. The German people wanted a new government. So the Nazis put themselves out there telling the public that they hate the Weimar for the same reason as the public do. When Hitler started to get more supporters he also used propaganda to get people to hate the same things as he does and agree with the same Nazi Ideology. The depression also made the Nazis ‘Twenty–Five Point’ very attractive and noticeable to those who were badly affected by the depression. The elderly, unemployed and the middle class were badly affected by the depression. Hitler said to these people, that the culprits of this economic collapse where the Allies, ‘The November Criminals’ and Jews. This did not appeal to the German people because the Nazis had been saying this for years. However, the difference then during the depression was that democracy was failing compared to the Stresemann years. The depression was not the only factor that played to Hitler’s uprise. Hitler was a good speaker. He used to do speeches about the
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