Hitler's rise to power Essays

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Germany was in an exceedingly disagreeable state after the WWL. The Treaty of Versailles, to take full blame for the war, had forced it. This meant that Germany would have to pay reparations for all of the other countries. As stated by the Versailles agreement, Germany was forced to pay immense amounts of reparations, renounce key for its economy and agriculture, colonies and territorial areas such as the Polish corridor, the Saar, Alsace-Lorraine and demilitarization of Rhineland, as well as to accept the responsibility of starting WWI ,as required by the War Guilt Clause. Despite the fact that Germany had managed tore cover from all problems and its economy was in a good state after the ratification of the Dawes Plan in 1924, the Versailles Treaty, being immensely humiliating for Germany, became a fundamental element of Adolf Hitler’s propaganda. With his characterization of the Versailles government as the “November Criminals of 1918” Reparations were even harder to pay since Germany was in the midst of one of the worst slump epidemics in history. Not to mention a brand new government, one that had nothing to do with the signing of this treaty, had taken over power. All of the people of this once superpower of a country was in a state of perplexity because they had lost a war at had been fought entirely on enemy soil. Germany was searching for an answer to its insurmountable problems, and found that answer in a Nazi named Adolf Hider.

Hitler was born in Austria, into a troubled house. He had hopes of becoming an artist, but those subsided when he was rejected from the college of art he planned on attending. He had started listening to a man named Lueger who was at that time the mayor of Vienna. Lueger was a Nazi, with strong anti-Semitic views, which seemed to be a logical answer for Hider and his problems. It was around this time that Hitler was drafted by the army. Instead of going to fight for his country, he chose to flee to Germany. Which is a confusing thought seeing as how he voluntarily joined the German army when he got there. After the war, Hider joined up with a right wing campaign whose job was to spy on other government groups. Upon spying on one of the parties, the N.S.D.A.P. or Nazi party, he found that he had a lot in common with their views. He decided this was his calling so he ended up joining that particular party. While in this party, he found out about his abilities to draw a crowd and make them believe what you are saying. It was at this time he started his famous speeches that could captivate and somewhat hypnotised whoever happened to listen in. He started speaking in beer halls, and gaining a lot of attention. He would speak on many topics, giving his ideals as the basis for what Germany should be. He wanted to make Germany the great dynasty it had once been. The party was growing at an astounding rate, mostly attributed to Hitter’s use of the ‘gift of gab’ in the taverns. Hider started organising groups known as the S.A., or storm troopers to cause havoc for opposing parties, mainly the communists. He had modeled this militia after Mussolini’s Fasci.

In November of 1923, Hider ordered the SA to arrest the mayor of Munich, and the leader of the garrison, in an attempt to start a coup of Germany’s Weimar Republic. When the SA does get to Munich, they are halted, and opened fire on by the garrison. A lot of them were either killed, or sent to prison, as was Hider’s case. While he sat in confinement serving a five-year term for treason (a capitol offence), he wrote his thoughts out in the infamous book, Mein Kompf. Upon his release from lockup, he came to find the Nazi party was not as powerful as it had been before his incarceration. It is then that Hitler realised that it would be impossible to overthrow the government in violence. Instead of seizing power through bloodshed, Hider was going to rise to power politically, once he found a way to get in. This way was lit when the great…