Reasons for the Rise of Nazi Party and the Collapse of the Weimar Repu
1105 words 5 pagesWhy did Hitler rise to Power and why did the Weimar Republic collapse?
Hitler's rise to power was the result of many factors, but Hitler's ability to take advantage of Germany's poor leadership and economical and political conditions was the most significant factor. His ability to manipulate the media and the German public whilst taking advantage of Germany's poor leadership resulted in both the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitler and the nazi party. During the early 1920s, Germany was struggling with economic instability and political uncertainty. Germany, after being defeated in the Great War, was forced to sign the unforgiving treaty of Versailles, which the Weimar Republic was held responsible for. This brought …show more content…
With incompetent leadership and an unhappy nation, the German people began to realize that their country was in a vulnerable situation and began to look for stable alternatives to democracy. Hitler's sophisticated way of introducing the secure option of nazism at an appropriate time and taking advantage of a weak government that was prone to problems, was one of the main reasons for Hitler's success. When the German nation lacked pride and unity after their failure in WW1, Hitler's promise of a strong and powerful nation began to look very appealing. A large proportion of Germans, in disillusionment, began to support the Nazi Party. Hitler's perfect timing and his manipulation of certain circumstance was a significant reason for the downfall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Nazism.
During the 1920s, Hitler's ability to introduce large scale propaganda whilst manipulating the media, lead Germany to believing in false truths, and lead nazi supporters into an even greater detest of their opposition. During the February of 1933 the Reichstag building was set alight, supposedly by a communist supporter. This event stirred up a great hatred of communism; it also allowed Hitler to activate the enabling act, which signified a turning point in the success of Hitler's dictatorship. Today it is believed that the Nazis themselves were