Why Hitler Rose to Power

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  • Why did Hitler come to power?
    • Long-term bitterness
      • Deep anger about the First World War and Treaty of Versailles
      • Underlying bitterness and visciousness
        • This was seen as appealing, so they received support
          • Deep anger about the First World War and Treaty of Versailles
    • Ineffective communication
      • Weakness in the constitution
        • crippled government
          • Many Germans wanted to return to dictatorship
    • Money
      • Wealthy businessmen
        • Propaganda and election campaigns
    • Propaganda
      • Jewish blame
        • Hitler was the last hope
      • Propaganda and election campaigns
    • Programme
      • Hitler promised everyone something in exchange for support
    • Attacks on opponents
      • Left Germans feeling very scared. Many kept quiet as they were scared they were going to be murdered if they spoke out
        • Stormtrooperswere let go by judges and they were let go
    • Personal qualities
      • Good organiser and politician
        • Qualities like this meant more people supported him
          • Sent by God to be a dictator and rule the world
          • Brilliant speaker
      • Sent by God to be a dictator and rule the world
      • Brilliant speaker
    • Economic depression
      • The Wall Street Crash
        • Germany economy collapsed
        • Unemployment rates increased
        • People starving on the streets
      • Desperation
        • Turning to Nazism
          • Seats in the Reichstag rose.

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