The Weimar Republic's Failure And Hitler's Gain Of Power In 1933

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The Weimar Republic's Failure and Hitler's Gain of Power in 1933

After the failure to win World War I, Germany was faced with a new
government, the German people hoped that this government would set
Germany on its way to recovery in terms of economically and as a
country. The new government was set up in a small town outside Berlin;
this is where the government took its name from. The Weimar republic
was formed in 1918. The government only lasted 14 years, until it
failed and the Nazi party took charge in 1933. I am going to examine
why the government failed and consequently how Hitler gained power.

A variety of reasons led to the failure of the Weimar ...view middle of the document...

Between 1929 and 1932, production in
Germany was almost halved, and unemployment levels rose to 6 million
from 1 million in the summer of 1928. Germany was already struggling
to cope with its economic difficulties, but the government lived in
fear of a recurrence of 1923, so was afraid to spend extra money
incase it led toe inflation. The production levels had dropped
considerably so Germany could not export as many goods as before, as
first they had to consider there own people.

The economic depression led to the increase in support for the
extremist parties such as the communists and the Nazi party. Figures
show that in 1928, the Nazi party gained under 2 million votes in the
Reichstag elections but in 1932 they gained 14 million.

The Nazi party was founded in 1919, as the DAP, in 1920 they changed
there name to the NSDAP, leading them to become known as the Nazis. In
1921 Hitler became leader of the party. The size of the party grew
steadily until 1932 where the party increased from 300 000 to 800 000.
A key point which led to the rise of the Nazi Party was their
organisation. Hitler had been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for
his involvement in the Munich Putsch, in prison he thought about how
to rearrange the party. When he was released he organized the party so
that Germany could become a successful volksgemeinschaft. The party
had a representative in every town, so people could...

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