Why did support for the NSDAP grow?

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Hitler united the...
Hitler united the party and made it more attractive. His oratory skills influenced many to join.
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The reorganisation of the...
The reorganisation of the party made it more efficient, and therefore better at recruiting.
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The Nazis moved away...
The Nazis moved away from the 'urban plan' and began to focus on capturing support in rural areas.
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The economic climate...
The economic climate had begun to deteriorate by 1928. Particularly important was the agricultural crisis in the period 1926 - 28, as it caused many farmers to flock towards extremist parties.
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They developed strong propaganda...
They developed strong propaganda messages, e.g. create jobs, provide food and shelter, create a new national community united behind their Fuhrer (Volksgemeinschaft) etc. They kept their promises broad to appeal to a wide audience.
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The SA performed disciplined...
The SA performed disciplined marches and had identical uniforms which gave many people the impression that the Nazis would be able to uphold law and order.
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SA membership had risen...
SA membership had risen to 500,000: this was five times the size of the army. Therefore, people believed they could offer more protection.
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Some elites were concerned...
Some elites were concerned of a SA seizure of power, and so supported Hitler as they believed he was the only one that could control them.
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Overall, the SA helped increase support because...
Overall, the SA helped increase support because they spread intimidation and fear.
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Gaue
The Nazis split Germany into Gaue, each of which had a Gauleiter. These were used to help strengthen Nazi support in areas.
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Nazi Organisations
The Nazis had several organisations, such as the Hitler Youth and the Nazi Welfare Organisation. These were aimed at specific groups to help amass support.
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The Nazi Welfare Organisation
This provided food and set up soup kitchens for people in distress. At the time, this was more than what the government were doing, and so it helped to amass support.
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The reorganisation of the party made it more efficient, and therefore better at recruiting.

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The Nazis moved away from the 'urban plan' and began to focus on capturing support in rural areas.

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The economic climate had begun to deteriorate by 1928. Particularly important was the agricultural crisis in the period 1926 - 28, as it caused many farmers to flock towards extremist parties.

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They developed strong propaganda messages, e.g. create jobs, provide food and shelter, create a new national community united behind their Fuhrer (Volksgemeinschaft) etc. They kept their promises broad to appeal to a wide audience.

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