Hitler's Rise To Power
The reason I have chosen is The Treaty of Versailles. I have chosen
this reason because I feel that it played a major part in Hitler's
rise to power. I feel there are a number of factors why this helped
Hitler's rise to power.
The Treaty of Versailles
One of the factors of the Treaty of Versailles that helped Hitler's
rise to power was the 'War Guilt' clause. This helped Hitler because
many Germans resented this clause and he could use this to his
advantage by protesting Germanys innocence to the masses at Nazi
Another important factor is the reparations clause. This is an
important factor because it stated that Germany had to pay £660
Million for the war and when Germany couldn't pay the instalments led
to the French taking over the Ruhr region of Germany which in turn led
the government ordering a strike. This strike meant Germany didn't
have any money to pay the allies. To solve this problem the government
printed more money but without the economy to support it caused
massive hyperinflation and the first German depression. This helped
Hitler because the political and economical problems in the Weimer
Republic caused many Putsches' to take place one led by Hitler in
1923. When this putsch was put down and Hitler was imprisoned it
convinced him to change he tactics of getting to power from brute
force to electoral system.
Hitler could also use the fact that the treaty had been signed as a
policy. Constantly promising to abolish the treaty and attacking to
Weimer government calling the government traitors and weak.
Hitler also often promised to remilitarise Germany and gain back lost
colonies in Africa, European land and lost German population.
The important fact though is that The Treaty of Versailles linked with
many other reasons on the list, for example the Reparations clause
caused many of the economic problems in the Weimer Republic.
History Coursework Question 2:
Using Some Of The Causes In The List Explain How Both Long-Term and
Short-Term Causes Contributed To Hitler's Rise To Power
There are many Long-Term and Short-Term reasons that contributed to
Hitler's rise to power. I am going to look at three long-term reasons
I'm going to look at are: The Treaty of Versailles, the Munich Putsch
of 1923 and Hitler's personality, Experience and leadership skills. I
am going to look at two short-term reasons the I'm going to look at
are: Economic problems in the Weimer (The 1929 depression) and The
Enabling Law of 1933.
The Treaty of Versailles
Firstly The Treaty of Versailles. The treaty was hated by every person
in Germany and therefore could be used to great effect by Hitler in
his speeches by promising to abolish the Treaty and return Germany to
her former glory by remilitarising...