- People dissatisfied with the Wiemar Republic up until 1923.
- The army.
- Small businesses.
- Lower class.
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- Ernst Rӧhm; scar faced an bull necked soldier.
- Herman Goering; the wealthy hero from the German Air Force.
- Anton Drexter; the leader of the DAP in 1919.
- Rudolf Hess; the wealthy academic who became Hitler's deputy.
- Julius Streicher; the founder of another Nazi Newspaper, 'Der Stürmer.'
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- Against communists and socialists, of whom they blamed for bringing down the Kaiser.
- Against Weimar politicians who had accepted the Versailles Treaty.
- Against the weakness of all democracies.
- Against the Jews, whom they blamed for undermining German economy.
- To scrap the Treaty of Versailles.
- To expand Germany, giving people 'Lebensraum'- living space.
- To deprive Jews of German citizenship.
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- 7 August 1920, at Hitler's suggestion, the DAP changed their name to the National Socialist German Worker's Party, or the NSDAP or the more famous nickname, the Nazi Party.
- Mid 1921, Hitler pushed aside Drexter (Nazi leader of the time) to become the party Führer (leader).
- In 1921, the Sturmabteilung- the SA, or stormtroopers, were set up, with Ernst Rӧhm in charge. It was the party's private army.
- The swastika became the emblem and so did the arm salute.
- Membership increased to 3000 during 1920, so the used their funds to buy a newspaper- the 'Volkicher Beobachter' for 18,000 marks.
- In 1923, the most loyal members of the SA joined the **- the Stosstrupp or Shock troops.
- Munich Putsch in 1923- Hitler was arrested and sentenced 5 years, but only served 12 months.
- From Autumn 1919 to June 1920, members grew from 40 to 1100.
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