Factors that Contributed to Hitler's Rise to Power
Both long-term and short-term causes contributed to Hitler's rise to
power in many ways.
The treaty of Versailles was a long-term cause .It caused chaos in
Germany many years after the terms were agreed. The Germans from the
beginning hated it. Hitler often spoke how he wanted to get rid of the
treaty, when he addressed his rallies, this also makes it a short-term
cause as it was spoken about in Hitler's speeches at that point in
time. Hitler made it matter to him, therefore it would seem sufficient
to the current situation in Germany between 1923 and 1933.
The conclusion of which was that the German people thought it Hitler
cared about them and wanted to make life better for them, which made
him more popular.
The Munich Putsch contributed to Hitler's rise to power enormously.
When Hitler hijacked a government meeting and announced he was taking
over the Bavarian government. It was a huge crime, a crime called
treason, Hitler was arrested and charged. In the short-term the Munich
Putsch was a disaster for Hitler. People did not rise up to support
him, and things were looking bad for the future, but Hitler using his
great oratory skills managed to impress the judge so much so that
instead of getting charged with the normal life sentence he only got 5
years for treason, which he only served 9 months of. While Hitler was
inside for his short time he wrote a book called mein kampf (my
struggle) that clarified and presented his ideas about Germany's
In the long-term, because of his trial, where his ideas and words was
reported in the national press, he got enormous publicity, people
admired what he had done and where he was in life. These long and
short-term causes are both necessary for Hitler's rise to power as it
showed that Hitler was dedicated to helping Germany get what they
deserved. With his ideas he had for the future of his country he was
sure he could win over the German people.
The decision by Papen and Hindenburg to appoint Hitler, as chancellor
is a short-term inter-acted with long-term cause. The decision is
short-term because at that stage Papen and Hindenburg were not sure on
making Hitler chancellor but they secretly met up with industrialists,
army leaders and politicians to discus the situation, and stupidly
thinking they could control Hitler offered him the post of chancellor,
making this only relevant to the current situation in the short-term
future. At the same time there decision is long-term because they now
could not go...