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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 and did not truly
believe that they had actually been defeated felt like they had been
stabbed in the back
The politicians who signed the treaty became known as the November
It was decided…read more

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When the confidence in the mark fell, inflation became hyperinflation
which further humiliated the Weimar Government
Stresemann became chancellor and he began to steady things
introduced a new currency called the Rentenmark and along with loans
from the USA, the currency was sorted out became the Reichsmark
The Dawes Plan loaned money to the USA and helped make payments
more manageable
Further changes came to the Further changes came to the Young Plan
which meant that payments were reduced and more time was…read more

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Nazi party was growing Hitler believed he could take on such a
SA could be used as armed support
Evening of 8th November 1923 Hitler and other Nazi's marched on the
Burgerbrau Keller were leader of other parties were having a meeting
They were just allowed to walk out Hitler's plan had failed
He still went on with the march through Berlin and as they came into
contact with police, they realised that they were no match well armed
Hitler escaped but…read more

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How and why did Hitler get appointed Chancellor in January 1933?
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 the USA and so when the stock market collapsed
in October 1929, there were lots of problems for
the German economy
The death of…read more

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The Depression seemed to have unleashed chaos resulting in Hitler
becoming chancellor in January 1933
Why was the Nazi party successful after 1930?
Josef Goebbels increased the support for the Nazi Party through his
clever use of propaganda mass rallies, posters and banners were
placed in prominent places so they caught people's attention
He ensured that the Nazi message was simple and repeated frequently
In 1920 the Nazi's owned 120 newspapers so they could use these to
target the thousands of people who…read more

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What was the role of Hitler in increasing support for the Nazis?
Hitler had developed the art of public speaking in the
early days of the NSDAP and his speeches attracted
lots of people
He had helped to draw up the 25 point programme
and was aware that the putsch meant he had to
present himself as being lawabiding
Also knew that he had to offer himself in German
society before he became the leader of Germany
He was seen as a war…read more

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How did the Nazis consolidate their power, 193334?
What was the significance of the Reichstag fire?
When Hitler became Chancellor there were only 2
other Nazis in his cabinet
Hitler position was not strong because the Nazis did
not have a majority in the Reichstag
It was soon clear that von Papen's claim would be
Hitler called a general election for 5th March hoping
that it would give him a clear majority so he didn't
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With the Enabling Law Hitler was in a position to bring German society
into line with German philosophy
This meant that every aspect of the German citizens
life was controlled by the Nazis
On 2nd May 1933 all trade unions were banned so the
Nazis said that a national community had been
The Nazi Labour Front was set up to replace not
only trade unions but also employers groups
Employment depended on the ownership of a work
book criminals would be sent…read more

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What measures were used to control the economy, reduce unemployment and
control the workforce?
By January 1933 when Hitler was Chancellor of Germany they had
experienced more than three years of depression
and so Hitler introduced lots of measures to try
and reduce unemployment
RAD (National Labour Service) was set up to
provide men from 1825 with manual labour jobs
They had to serve in RAD for 6 months and lived
in camps, wore uniforms, received low pay and
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Faith Thompson





thank you very much 

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