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What was the impact of the Weimar period on the rise of the Nazis?

What were the problems of the Weimar Republic?
On the 11th November 1918 the First World War ended and Germany signed
an armistice
Many people saw this as a betrayal of the German Army…

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Further changes came to the Further changes came to the Young Plan which
meant that payments were reduced and more time was given to pay them

How did the Nazi Party develop, 1920-23?
In 1919 Anton Drexler founded the German Workers
Party (DAP) in Munich
It was…

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The trial began in February 1924 and lasted a month, giving Hitler the
worldwide support that he wanted
He was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years but only served 9 months
While he was in prison, he wrote Mein Kampf and was allowed to see as

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What was the impact of the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression?
By 1929 almost all of Germany had experienced a lot of prosperity- loans
from the USA had helped to remove inflation and there had been a lot of
investment for industry
This all depended on…

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Bruning called an election hoping to secure a majority for his party but the
Wall Street Crash disrupted it as it had affected all classes
This meant that people were looking to extremist parties such as the Nazis
for help and the Nazis reacted with what the people…

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How did the events of July 1932 to January 1933 bring Hitler to power?
Hitler had been successful in the presidential elections in March and April
1932- now the leader of the second largest party in the Reichstag
When an election was called for 31st July 1932 the…

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Anna Gray

It was soon clear that von Papen's claim would be wrong
Hitler called a general election for 5th March hoping that it would give him a
clear majority so he didn't have to have von Papen with him at all times
Violence and terror were again seen in…

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Anna Gray

In January 1934 Hitler centralised the country for the first time since its
creation in 1871


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