Other influences include the League of Nations which failed the principle of collective security and the enforcements of demilitarisation. The failure to enforce the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles and Locarno Treaty assisted the Germans and Italians to continue their aggressive policies. Even though the Allies showed little resistance, the resistance would not be required if the two dictators did not have the intensions of launching aggressive foreign policies. War resulted because of Nazi aggression. “Hitler coming to power showed his clear primary objective which was to tear up the Treaty of Versailles.” Hitler totally disregarded the policies and introduced conscription, built a massive army, created an air force, built heavy guns and submarines.
His self-belief persuaded people to believe in him. However, I do not think it was solely the brilliance of Hitler's leadership which brought the Nazis to Power. The Treaty of Versailles, which was a peace settlement in which the Germans had no choice and were forced to sign after WW1, 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.
When Hitler first came to power he was determined to make Germany a great power again and to dominate Europe. Set out in Mein kampf, Hitlers main aims of foreign policy were, to destroy the Treaty of Versailles imposed on Germany after its defeat in World War One, to unite all german speakers together in one country, and to expand eastwards into the East (Poland, Russia) to gain Lebensraum for Germany. Given Germany’s weaknesses in 1933, Hitler realised that he had to move cautiously. The German army had been limited to 100,000 by the treaty of Versailles, the economy was still in depression, Germany had no allies and was surrounded by hostile alliances constructed by France. Hitler’s short-term objectives were, therefore, to secure alliances, undermine his rivals, achieve more acceptable aims, and above all, give an appearance of moderation.
Discontent and a feeling of inadequacy allowed Hitler and the Nazis to gain power and led once again to the rise of irrational nationalistic fervor. Despite the lessons of WW1 and a majority of the people in Europe being against the start of a new war, European leaders convinced the people that war was inevitable proclaiming that they needed to show their love for their country by joining the war and protecting their nation against its
Explain why Hitler tried to introduce the policy of volksgemeinschaft in Germany in the period of 1933-1939 This was Hitler’s and the Nazis idea of a people’s community. This was put into three categories ideological, biological, and social. Hitler and the Nazis what to remove any ideological threats of which they felt were going to threaten them getting into power. The main group of which Hitler was concerned about in this section was the communists. The Nazis felt like this political group was trying to undermine their “people’s community”.
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.
During the years 1933-4 Hitler used both legal and violent means of power to consolidate his power, and used the economic collapse of 1931 as an opportunity to start to do so. The rise in unemployment, and the political confusion that followed during the next few years allowed the Nazi propaganda tool to work on the minds of the German people. The Nazi party offered the people of Germany what they wanted. Employment for all, strong leadership, they were anti-communists, traditional values were stressed in their ideas good roles for the youth of germany, they wanted to unite germany once more. Hindenburg did not want hitler in any role in the government.
It has been argued for a long time if Germany is to blame for causing world war one. This essay will argue if Germany is responsible for the first world war which took part in 1914-1918. There can be different opinions to this question but it is hard to blame only one contry for such a big war. German government was very eager to rule the world and be part of the big countries in Europe, especially like Great Britain. This ruling is inadequate and can make the other countries aggressive and full of hatred.
Many of these rich industrialists helped to finance the Nazi party. Another factor which helped Hitler become Chancellor was how unhappy the German public was with the government. It was made up of so many different parties that no proper agreement could be made about how to handle the depression. Two chancellors, Müller and Brüning resigned in quick succession because they couldn't get a majority of politicians to support their ideas. By 1932, President Hindenburg had to use his special “Emergency Powers”.
A People’s History of the United States: Reflection Chapter 14 War Is The Health Of The State This chapter is all about how war often put the United States back on track. The period in history discussed here, the early twentieth century, is no exception. Socialism was growing, and there was worry about the health/condition of the state, and whether it would be able to do the “right” thing. The US had stayed out of WWI, with President Woodrow Wilson stating that the US would stay neutral in the war. It was provoked into entering the war, however, when Germany announced that it would attack any United States submarines bringing supplies to its allies.