Why did support for the Nazis increase in the late
- Prices were falling in farming areas in North Germany.
- German companies had to close down due to the crash of the American stock echange.
- By i932 6 million Germans were out of work, unemployment pay only lasted six months.
- Gustav Stresemann died on the 3rd October 1929, he had been responcible for Germany's recovery in the 1920's.
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Attempts to tackle the Depression
- The Weimar goverment was unable to deal with the crisis.
- The Social Democrates refused to cut unemployment pay.
- The Social Democrates were the largest single party so this made coalitions diffucult.
- Democracy had really ended by 1932
- 1928-12 members of the Reichstag
- 1930-107 members
- July 1932-230 members
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Why did support for Hitler and the Nazi's go up so
- Hitler used the Jews and the Weimar goverment as scapegoats for Germany's problems.
- Propaganda, Goebbels organised torchlight proccessions, rallies, radio broadcasts and films.
- Hitler offered strong leadership and he said he would get rid of the treaty of Versailles.
- The discipline and the uniform gave the impression of toughness. The SA rose from 30,000 in 1929 to 440,000 in 1932.
- The violence of the SA increased, they attacked communists this pleased the middle class and business people.
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