Hitler's RTP

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  • Hitler's RTP
    • Economic Crisis
      • Reparations from First World War
        • Loan from USA
      • Wall Street Crash 1929
      • 5.9 million people unemployed in 1932
        • Many middle class were homeless
        • fear of Communist Revolution
      • Support from farmers
        • Coalition gov. removed restrictions on imports
          • Income was 44% below average
        • Nazi's promised to restore tariffs and stop foreclosures
    • Ideology
      • Nationalist
        • Resentful of loss of WW1
          • Treaty of Versailles
      • Anti-Communism
        • KPD won 100 seats in 1932
      • Racial Superiority
        • November Criminals
    • Strength of Party
      • Nazi leaders were young & modern
      • Weimar Republic was weak
        • Proportional Representation failed
        • Failed to deal with economy
      • Propaganda
        • Joseph Goebbels
        • 'Fuhrer Over Germany'
          • Visited rural areas e.g.Hanover
        • 200,000 people at 1930 Party Congress
    • Role of the Elite
      • Hindenburg appointed Hitler Chancellor when Nazi's were losing support.
      • Army and businessmen supported Hitler,
        • Petition handed to Hindenburg in 1932
          • Feared Socialism
      • Von Papen
        • Lifted ban on SA in 1932
        • Ultimately convinved Hindenbergs son to make Hitler chancellor
  • Economy created situation where they turned to more extreme parties

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