How Important Was the Great Depression in Hitler’s Rise to Power?

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The Depression which began in 1929 was a great mean for Hitler to come to his power. During the Depression (1929-33), the Weimar Republic was seriously undermined by the social and economic conditions, which were also exploited by the Nazi Party. The Nazi ideologies appealed to those people who had seen no hope on the Republic. The Party promised people jobs, money, and homes, plus, they also wanted to abolish the Treaty of Versailles so there wouldn’t be huge reparations. That’s what German people want; they liked to be reminded of the humiliation caused by the War, and they wanted to get it back from the Republic. The Party’s anti-Communism was also liked by the workers. The workers and farmers were supposed to support the Left Wing parties, but, the communists wanted to take away their money and property, these policies obviously showed why workers and farmers in rural areas tended to support the Nazis and became the Nazi Party’s major groups of supporters. The world trade suddenly stopped, and America wanted her money back, now this showed how dangerous the Young Plan could be. The Republic couldn’t pay back the loans, and the agriculture depression grew even worse, because it was already there before the Depression kicked off; it had not been solved at all. The farm couldn’t provide enough food, so it ended up sending the whole country again into inflation, starvation, and poverty. These economic and social problems became the last straw that broke the camel's back; they brought down the Weimar government. The coalition government couldn’t take decisive action on dealing with the Depression because of its frequent change of Chancellors and its multi-party system. This over-democratic PR system of the Weimar Constitution had made people favoured the old autocratic Kaiser system. Besides, the Article 48 which allowed government to rule by decree highlighted the
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