Was the Great Depression the Main Reason Why the Nazi Party Grew Between 1929 and 1932

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Was the Great Depression the main reason why the Nazi party grew between 1929 and 1932? The Great Depression occurred in 1929 and affected Germany because America took all their loans from Germany so business’ close and the standard of living in Germany decreased. After the Great Depression, the public went to the extremist parties, the NSPD and the Communists. This was because the German government didn’t have a reasonable plan for amending the crisis – the Chancellor Bruning believed that decreasing government spending and increasing the taxes would get Germany out of their economic crisis. This angered the German public as they thought that the government’s plan would just make living harder if they did increase the taxes. Taking advantage of this, Hitler told the public that the reparations and the Treaty of Versailles was to blame for Germany’s hardship. When America recalled all the loans that they gave Germany, Germany was left in immense debts. This proved Hitler’s point that the reparations and the Treaty of Versailles were wrong. After that the people of Germany began to vote for Hitler because the Weimar government had proved itself useless and Hitler was the only one offering a way out. The people of Germany were desperate and because of this ‘turned a blind eye’ to some of Hitler’s extreme beliefs, such as anti-Semitism. After the Great Depression the Nazi party started to hand out leaflets, newspapers and posters full of propaganda in order to get the public to vote for the NSPD. The person in charge of the propaganda was Dr Josef Goebbels. Hitler and Dr Goebbels had one simple message and found many ways to send it out to the public. Goebbels wanted every single street to have speakers on them so that when Hitler gave some speeches then everyone would hear it. The NSPD used the latest technology and made Hitler visit all the cities in Germany so
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