Rise to Power of Nazis

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Rise to Power of Nazis
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  1. INTRO
    weimar republic came into existance
    • after WW1
    • lasted until 1933
    • when Nazis took power

    from outset many problems
  2. INTRO
    historians
    • trevor roper
    • Hitler's role¬†

    structuralists - economic/social structures of Republic
  3. ROLE OF HITLER
    joined
    • German Workers Party 1919
    • became significant 1929 where combination of leadership and crisis - eventual suess
  4. ROLE OF HITLER
    exploited
    • economic crisis by offering something for every1
    • "bread and work"
  5. ROLE OF HITLER
    historian view
    McKichan - propoganda and role of Goebells
  6. WEAKNESS OF WEIMAR
    McKichan
    • "Republic that nobody wanted"
    • doomed
    • democracy unpopular
  7. WEAKNESS OF WEIMAR
    pr
    • coalitions
    • 15 different governments 1919 - 1928
    • blamed for collapse of demoracy
  8. WEAKNESS OF WEIMAR
    traditional historians
    PR to blame, suited for such parties
  9. WEAKNESS OF WEIMAR
    Article 48
    • misused 1930s in persuading Hindenburg to rule without Reichstag
    • weakened democracy
    • Hitler could take advantage
  10. WEAKNESS OF WEIMAR
    Craig
    Article 48 was a mistake

    • conclusion:
    • Weimar provided right conditions
  11. ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES
    hyperinflation
    • 1923
    • middle classes lost faith in Republic
    • more susceptible to Nazi influence
  12. ECONOMIC DIFFICULTES
    Great Depression
    • 1929 following Wall St Crash
    • mass unemployment

    without this Republic could have survived
  13. ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES
    without mass unemplyment, Weimar could have survived  
    shown through how Nazi gained seats
    • 1928 - Golden Age of Weimar - 12 seats
    • 1932 - unemployment soared - 230 seats
  14. WEAKNESS/MISTAKES OF OTHERS
    what caused a lack of co-operation between socialist groups?
    • Alliance of new Gov and Old Imperial Army against Spartacists
    • Jan 1919

    Alliance could have been formed against Nazis
  15. WEAKNESS/MISTAKES OF OPPONENTS
    Hiden
    socialists not united led to collapse of democracy
  16. WEAKNESS/MISTAKES OF OPPONENTS
    Hindenburg....
    • Bruning, von Schleicher, von Papen
    • interested authoritarian gov than maintaining democracy
    • Hitler able to manipulate to become Chancellor
  17. WEAKNESS/MISTAKES OF OPPONENTS
    conclusion
    • weakness of Government plays a important role
    • lend itself to Weakness of Weimar
  18. RESENTMENT OF TREATY OF VERSAILLES
    forced...
    • acceptance of hated terms made the Weimar republic
    • resulted in Hitler exploiting resentment
    • did this by promising to destroy
  19. RESENTMENT OF TREATY OF VERSAILLES
    but
    • on its own, irrelevant
    • Conflict "spark" needed to make it significant
    • relates very much to weak Weimar

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