- The Great Depression caused poverty and suffering this meant that Nazi popularity increased.
- Some people supported the Nazis anti-communist and anti-jewish views
- Weimar governments kept changing at this time, but none of them managed to solve the economic problems
- The Nazis promised prosperity and to make Germany great again. This appealed to many of the unemployed, as well as businessmen and young people.
- In 1931, Germany's biggest bank collapsed this made paying the reparations even more difficult.
- By 1930 Nazi membership grew to over 300,000
- The Depression contributed to the collapse of the Wiemar Republic. people hoped a new government could sort out the problems
- Extremist groups like the Nazis became popular because they promised strong leadership.
- The depression caused massive unemployment in Germany, over 6 million were unemployed by 1933.