Hitlers Rise to Power

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Zahra Lahgazi

The Causes of Hitlers Rise to Power

The 30th of January, 1933 marks the day in which Germany and to a greater extent the world was rocked forever. Why? Because the leader of the Nazis, a nationalist and socialist party was signed in as the chancellor of Germany. His name, Adolf Hitler, has grown to be recognised as one of the most hated in history to this day. How did this malicious man grasp the power of Germany? It turns out that some of the causes sprouted from some of the darkest times in German history…
The Treaty of Versailles may have been intended to weaken Germany forever, but instead it turned out to be one of the vital underlying causes as to Hitler’s uprising. The Treaty was signed in 1919 to clean up the after
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Hitler was given a 5 year sentence in jail, a term merely spent as he was released within 8 months. During his time in incarceration he stayed in comfortable quarters and was even allowed regular outings into the nearby township. He received many visitors who praised him for his radical views. One visitor even presented him with a thistle crown, claiming him to be a reincarnation of the desire that Germans wanted for their country. He also took time to compose the first half of his political manifesto, Mein Kampf which explained his hatred for the traitors of 1918 and outlined his extreme racial views. The time in jail allowed him to plan a second and more strategic attempt at taking the government as well. Once out of imprisonment, Hitler’s book grew to be a very popular read as it was enforced on everyone in order to gain more supporters. Newlyweds were given copies as gifts from the Nazi party and whether you had one on your book shelf or not proved where your loyalties lay. Hitler’s book propelled him into the public eye and caused him to gain an even larger following. It showed that he could rise from the shadows and come back even more powerful than he was before. To many Germans, he seemed to be the ideal leader and it was this widespread belief that enabled Hitler to take Nazi ways into the head of the Republic.
A social cause that led to Hitler’s ascent to


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