Franklin Delano Roosevelt used freedom symbols such as the bald eagle and used kind words such as "friend" or "my fellow..." to get people to support his ideas. Hitler and his Nazi party used the swastika and other militaristic symbols and used strong words in his speeches. Hitler and Roosevelt had a number of similarities and differences. Most notably, they came into power in the same month and solved the crisis of depression which was causing many social and political issues in both Germany and the USA. They also both hated Communism and Democracy, while Roosevelt was accused of founding a dictatorship.
Albert Speer To what extent does history present Albert Speer as “The Good Nazi”? A man responsible for the death of millions, a man responsible for World War II lasting as long as it did, a man responsible in using slave labour, a man responsible for suppling armed forces with more weapons, how is it a man of such bad reputation was labelled “The Good Nazi”? Albert Speer was an average German man who tried to avoid the Nazi’s, Speer was successful until 1930 when he is “sucked” in by a speech by Hitler. Afterwards he went and joined the Nazi Party. After joining, Speer’s knowledge in architecture earned him high places in the party and he quickly became quite close to Hitler.
high unemployment; only 37% of votes but by the mid 30’s he was in complete control of Germany and had created a one-party state. How far was this process of consolidation of power the reason for maintaining Nazi life – regardless of public opinion and attitudes? It was not only fear that kept control of Germany between 1933 – 1939 but a combination of fear and other factors, good and bad, for example………………. Para 1 ‘Fear’ has to be discussed first and you will have to explain how the Nazis established the atmosphere of fear. Start with the Enabling Act.
This rise to power is important since the SS played a big role in the events in Germany for the duration of Nazi rule. The Night of the Long Knives, supposedly repressed a planned revolution by the SA, led by Ernst Rohm. Hitler, who had recently found status as a respected politician, was wary of these rumours undermining that status, and felt threatened by the rumours that the SA, were planning a “second
The Night Of the Long Knives is significant to the political development of the Nazi state and cementing Hitlers power. By purging the SA and others, Hitler aimed to make concessions to groups in German society to gain their support. The German army, for example, were highly respected by the public and were much better trained than the SA. They also remained the only institution which had the power to remove Hitler from office so Hitler needed them on his side. The ambitions of the SA and Rohm however, were regarded as serious by the army leaders, the more so when SA units began stopping army convoys and confiscating weapons and supplies in the summer of 1934.
This gave Hitler tremendous power within the organization as they knew they could not afford to lose him. The Party Gets a New Name In April, 1920, Hitler advocated that the party should change its name to the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP). Hitler had always been hostile to socialist ideas, especially those that involved racial or sexual equality. However, socialism was a popular political philosophy in Germany after the First World War. This was reflected in the growth in the German Social Democrat Party (SDP), the largest political party in
Both soldiers and civilians blame the defeats in the war and the growing crises on the home front on Tsar. Even the Tsars only army stated it wouldn’t support him if a revolution occurred. Explain the importance/significance of World War 1 to the downfall of the Tsar WWI was a very significant event on the rule of Tsar Nicholas 11. Although it initially bolstered his position, it then became a large factor that contributed to Nicholas’ downfall. The Country was ecstatic when the Tsar made the announcement that Russia was going to fight against Germany in WWI.
They are many factors on why did Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in January 1933. World War one, treaty of Versailles, fear of communist and the great depression are the main reason on Hitler became Chancellor. The Germans sighted the treaty of Versailles 1919 after losing Great War, although they believed they treaty was harsh they had no choice either sign it or the country getting invaded. The Germans called the treaty Diktat as it was being forced on them and the Germans had no choice but to sign it. One thing the Germans were not happy in the treaty of Versailles is the War Guilt Clause, take blame for the war.
The German high command halted as the army was about to go for the kill (on orders from Hitler who at times would lose his nerve temporarily). Goering promised to destroy them with the Luftwaffe but despite the intense attack by the German air force, thousands of British soldiers escaped to fight another day. It was a psychological victory for England because it showed they were down but not out. Germany had won the day for sure, but despite the bloody beating England received, she was still standing.
Towards the end of 1934, Adolf Hitler had managed to gain complete control over Germany. Through a very important law named the enabling act, Hitler was able to pass multiple laws declaring other parties illegal and moulding Germany into a one party state. In one single night he also managed to diminish any threats and with the death of President Hindenburg along side the oath made by the army, Hitler began to nazify Germany. From his appointment as chancellor in January 1933 and through each point leading towards 1934, it could be said that Hitler managed to claim total control over Germany, In March 1933 with the new Reichstag elections Hitler hoped his party would win a two thirds majority in the hope that he could get parliament to agree that he could rule without it. The Nazi party now forced to think tactically and with the burning of the Reichstag building through a communist Hitler was able to blame the extremist party for the beginning of a revolution and with President Hindenburg's approval he arrested the ‘enemies of the state’.