This allowed the far right to exploit the Germans hate of the treaty of Versailles and connect the treaty to democracy, so the people wouldn’t blame the loss of ww1 on the army but the democratic politician’s. This led to an increase in public support for a more authoritarian dictatorial system the strengthening the far-right. The other main reason the loss
The ailing President Hindenburg, Germany's highly-revered military hero, sent a telegram expressing his "profoundly felt gratitude" and he congratulated Hitler for 'nipping treason in the bud'. General von Reichenau went so far as to publicly give credence to the lie that Schleicher had been plotting to overthrow the government. The army's support for the purge, however, would have far-reaching consequences for the institution. The humbling of the SA ended the threat it had posed to the army but, by standing by Hitler during the purge, the army bound itself more tightly to the Nazi regime. One retired captain, Erwin Planck, seemed to realise this: "if you look on without lifting a finger," he
As a result of this Hitler very strongly disagreed with this idea that Rohm had come up with, so therefore argued that time is what he needed also that if the revolution moved to fast something could go wrong, such as the German population could start to panic about who was in power also what they were using it for and possibly revolt loosing votes and the support that they desperately need ruining the whole campaign and possibly party. Due to the circumstances Rohm felt that he deserved more power and so therefore desperately wanted the leadership of the army by joining the army and the SA together. A Reason as to why Rohm wanted more power was because he thought that he was a very successful leader of the SA. However Hitler did not want this to happen at all as the SA were a very socialist and were used by hitler as more of a terrorist group as a way of gaining support and so if the army was to join with the SA and Rohm to take control there was a high possibility that Rohm would have a significantly higher amount of power
This contributed to the Nazi’s being so successful in controlling society as there was no one else that could help the people. The people on their own might want to rebel against Nazi rule, but without one leader to unite them, they had no power. This made the Nazis much stronger, and they eliminated all other competitors for power. Thirdly, fear was a major factor that Hitler used very effectively. Agencies like the SA, SS, and the Gestapo could arrest anyone that they found “suspicious”, and Nazi judges made it impossible for people to receive a fair trial.
Communists or the KDP also saw the opportunity that Hitler saw but with the democracy on its way out there was only room for one government, and Hitler new this. The ploy had so many advantages to Hitler that it would be hard to see how Hitler could not have been involved. This one event allowed him too effectively dishevel his main adversary, the foremost blockade that stopped Hitler’s dictatorship. How he went about “blaming” the communist for the event and thus eliminating them, was also a catalyst for all the events to come. 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.
As one of the most notorious dictators of all time, Hitler lied and manipulated his way to become Fuhrer of Germany. Using the weaknesses of the Weimar Republic to gain support, creating armies to cause fear and using his own public speaking skills and propaganda to gain trust and devotion, he created a false sense of security for the German people which began the rise of Hitler. The weaknesses of the Weimar Republic are what enabled Hitler’s rise to power. “The Treaty of Versailles” was a peace treaty written after World War I by the leaders of the nations who fought in the war; this was later named “the League of Nations”. Germany however was initially excluded from the league as they were blamed for being the cause of the war.
It could be argued that the Hitler attributes was the most important reason for why Hitler was appointed Chancellor in 1933. This is because with out it then people would not know who the Nazi party was or what they stood for and as a result they would gain no support or poularity. Without the Nazi Campaining then they would not get the extra support due to the communist threat because it would not be in the public eye that the Nazi's promised to deal with them. A lot of Nazi campaigning was rallys and this impressed a lot of people because of the high numbers and order and discipline shown by the Gestapo
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.
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.
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.