Springtime for Hitler: How Hitler Was Allowed to Rise to Power

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WWII was one of the most terrifying wars that shocked the world in 1939-1945. The whole world was astounded at the horrors that transpired. The man at the center of it was Adolf Hitler, Germany's Führer and leader who had risen to power and quickly left an indelible mark on history. While in power he terrorized not only the German people but also the rest of the world. Hitler even being allowed to come into power is a scary thought itself. The situations that facilitated Hitler's rise to power were the Germans' unhappiness with the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Totalitarian leadership, and the inaction of the League of Nations. The Treaty of Versailles, which was a peace settlement in which the Germans had no choice and were forced to sign after WWI, was an important reason why the Nazis came to power. The German general public were so angry over the Treaty and found it hard to accept the terms of it because it became a symbol of Germany's humiliation and defeat. This made the new Weimar government, who signed the treaty, extremely unpopular and there was a lot of opposition to the government. Deep anger about the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles created an underlying bitterness to which Hitler's viciousness and expansionism appealed, so they gave him support. Hitler promised to get rid of the Treaty. These examples show how the Germans turned to Hitler because they needed a new leader to restore its former glory. After the Stock Market Crash in the United States, much of Europe was suffering an economic depression just as the United States. Totalitarian Leaders stepped up to bring their countries back to their fame and glory during this depression. The Germans were desperate for an alternative to the Weimar Republic, and Hitler's promises of economic stability and a powerful united Germany were what they wanted. Through scare tactics and
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