To What Extent Was Hitler Crucial to the Rise of the Nazi Party? Essay

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To what extent was Hitler crucial to the rise of the Nazi Party from 1923-1933? The Wall Street Crash that occurred in October 1929 would prove to be the largest stock market crash to ever occur up until this present day and would lead to the Great Depression that lasted 10 years effecting many countries but hitting Germany hardest due to their already unfavorable economic situation. With many of the worlds Western industrialized nations thrown into poverty including Germany, nations such as Germany and Italy turned to extremists such as Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler’s along with his Nazi Party who offered a differing opinion to the parties in power and a new way forward for the future. Adolf Hitler addressed all the problems that the people of Germany believed were not being addressed by the democracy of the Weimar Republic. Hitler’s firm stance against communism, his belief that a party should not represent a single class, his nationalistic appeal along with his aims for future Germany all added to the rise of the Nazi Party and consequently Hitler played a pivotal role in this uprising being the figure head for Germany’s apparent bright future. In 1923, Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist Germany Workers’ Party (commonly referred to as Nazi Party) began gathering significant followers. By the beginning of 1923, the party had 70,000 recognized supporters and with this, the Nazi’s became a prominent and influential force in Bavaria. The strength of Hitler’s party was highlighted by the support of the Sturm-Abteilung (storm troopers). Adolf Hitler knew that he had opposition from the right-wing state government in Bavaria and it is for this reason that he waited till the 8th November 1923 to try and seize power in Bavaria through the means of force. Adolf Hitler hoped that the other states would rise up against Berlin’s authority with his Nazi Party but

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