“How Important Were Weaknesses and Divisons Among His Opponents in Explaining Hilters’s Rise to Power by 1933?”

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“How important were weaknesses and divisons among his opponents in explaining Hilters’s rise to power by 1933?” After their defeat in the first world war, Germany was given an extremely harsh peace treaty, the Treaty of Versailles, which they were forced to sign in 1919. The treaty was a crippling blow to the newly formed Weimar Republic, which caused many problems for them and led to the eventual rise of Hilter and the Nazi party into power. The Nazis faced tough opposition from parties such as the Communists and Socialists, who didn’t believe in a democratic government, however these parties were relatively weak and divided, so were therefore defeated easily. There were many other factors which contributed to Hitlers rise to power such as weaknesses of the Weimar Republic, resentment over the Treaty of Versailles, economic crises in 1923 and 1929, the popular appeal of the Nazi’s and their effective use of propaganda and Hitler as a speaker. Historians disagree to an extent as to what the main reasons for Hitlers rise to power was. This essay will examine how important the weaknesses and divisions amongst his opponents were, as well as other factors, before coming to the conclusion that weaknesses and divisions amongst his opponents are very important in Hitlers rise to power by 1933. The main opposition for the Nazi party were the Communist and Socialist parties, despite being the main opponents, both of these parties were relatively weak; especially the communists. The communists hated the Weimmar Republic, and they wanted to create a fairer society, in their eyes, which excluded the class system and the government would control everything. As people began to turn from the Weimar Republic, getting fed up with their lack of process, they looked for more extremist parties such as the communists and Nazi’s. However, the middle and upper classes were scared of
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