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Why did the Nazis become the largest Party in Weimar Germany?
What role did Hitler play in How well organised were How important were the SA Who supported the Nazis? Why did people support
the rise of the Nazis? the Nazis? and the role played by the Nazis?
violence?
Hitler's…

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Party fell into whilst he population in society in and building up the
was imprisoned to terms of party state"
re-found the Party in membership Many were attracted by
February 1925 based on Protestants were more the Nazis' economic
his own idea of likely to be party policies, favouring
führerprinzip,…

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figure in the that united
all of the groups and
helped to gain more
support
Decided to use Weimar
democracy to achieve
power, rather than
another putsch
Methods of building support Why did the SA make a
Organisations (for positive impression on many
women, young people Germans?
etc) within the…

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country, e.g. 600,000
copies of their
Immediate Economic
Programme in the July
1932 election campaign
When meetings were
held the priority was to
make a big impact and
enthuse the public to
their campaign,
invitations were
personalised in smaller
villages, and always hand
delivered by Nazi
memebrs
Speakers were trained…

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technology including
loudspeakers, slide
shows, films and planes
(1932 election
campaign-`Führer over
Germany') alongside
music, lighting and
`disciplined enthusiasm'
to project the Party
image
After winning power the
Nazis made use of radio
and film
The 1929 anti-Young
Plan Alliance with the
Nationalist Party allowed
the Nazi's to use the…

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Groups most likely to vote How historians
for the Nazi Party interpretations have
In 1930 a higher changed over time
percentage of men than Originally many
women voted for the historians believed that
Nazi party but from 1932 it was Hitler's
onwards, in most areas, anti-Semitism that
a higher proportion…

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It was also widely
regarded until the 1980s
that the petty
bourgeoisie were the
core supporters of the
Nazi party but that their
rise to power was also
aided by the upper
classes, this led to left
wing historians laying the
blame on the right wing
for the rise of…

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Debate among historians
over Nazi voters
J. Noakes and B.
Peterson both argue
that the Nazis gained
much of their support
from the traditional,
protestant areas in the
north and east,
predominantly among
peasants and the
mittlestand and from
white collar workers and
civil servants and the
upper middle classes…

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out that workers could
be of any age and
posses varying skill
levels so both conclude
that it was a
heterogeneous party


Hitler's skills as a
communicator
Hitler possessed
powerful oratory skills
enabling him to capture
the audience with his
timing and expression as
well as being able to
identify…

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speaks for me, he speaks
for me', `Ach Gott [Oh,
God], he knows how I
feel', `Gott sei Dank [God
be thanked], he
understands', (from
Darkness over Germany,
1943) as if hypnotised
Hitler also recognised
the importance of
propaganda and was
able to use it effectively
with his skills of…

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