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GERMANY IN TRANSITION, c1929-1947 Part one:

The Rise of the Nazi party and its consolidation of power, 1929-34


1. What were the weaknesses of the Weimar government?

Political Weaknesses
1. The Kaiser abdicated ­ this created problems as there was no established government
2. The Treaty of Versailles was imposed…

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· References to traditional values and reminders of `Who was to blame' for the economic
crisis and the state of Germany after the ToV builds support.
· Hitler began to make some changes. He adopted the swastika as the emblem of the party
and the use of the raised arm…

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4. All the ills of German society were caused by Jews. All Jews would be eliminated from
Germany.

What was the impact of the Wall Street Crash on Germany?

The Golden Years
In 1924, Gustav Stresemann had helped Germany sign up to The Dawes Plan (named after
the American banker…

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As the situation in Germany became worse Goebbels was able to present the Nazi party in
local, regional and national presidential elections.
The Nazi message especially the radio.
Success in Elections
The general election of 1930. The Wall Street crash and the developing depression as well
as the increase in…

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The Enabling Bill gave Hitler and the Nazi's full power for four years and that all laws the
Nazi's wanted to pass would happen.

The Enabling bill was passed on 23rd March 1933 and was the end of the Weimar
Constitution and democracy. This law allowed Hitler to secure closer…

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Working class Employment Tackle unemployment Communists
Protect workers' rights Jews
The Allied Powers


Peasants Farm produce worth Reverse the decline in prices of Communists
more agricultural produce Jews
The Allied Powers


Women Stability Children's welfare, return to family Communists
values Jews
The Allied Powers


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