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Reasons for Rise of Nazi Party (Timeline)

The Prezi traces the development of the Nazi Party, addressing the question what gave rise to the Nazi Party. Was it due to the clever strategies which they have deployed? Or were the circumstances simply made conducive for their ascendency to power

Odec Tan

on 6 August 2013

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Transcript of Reasons for Rise of Nazi Party (Timeline)

Hitler became unchallenged
as the Fuhrer after President von Hindenburg died. He became both the Fuhrer and the Chancellor.
10. Death of Hindenburg
November 1923, Hitler believed that the moment had come for him to topple the Weimar Republic and Nazi storm troopers attempted to to take over the government of Bavaria.

However he failed and spent 9 months in prison. This event was a fail as people did not give him the support he needed.
End of WWI
Birth of Weimar Republic

In conclusion, events such as the Great Depression, Reichstag Fire and Night of the long knives were definitive when explaining the rise of Nazi power.

The Great Depression caused the Weimar Republic to lose support, and the Nazi Party to gain support. The Weimar Republic did not handle the situation well, and thus the Nazi Party benefited. This support would prove crucial to the elections of 1932., which would enable Hitler to become Chancellor

However, Hitler still had threatening oppositions like the Communists and the SA. Hitler removed the Communists, by pushing the blame for the Reichstag Fire to the Communists. Hence, the communists were arrested, and one threat was removed.

The night of the long knives was the night in which Hitler broke into the homes of the leaders of SA, and executed them. This removed the final obstacle to Hitler ruling Germany, and the opposition parties were forcefully removed.

Then, in 1934 President Hindenburg died, and Hitler became the self-proclaimed Fuhrer.
Of course, there was no one to stop him, and thus the rule of Hitler and the Nazi Party began.

3. Munich Putsch
1. The Ruhr
Hitler's Attempted Rebellion
To stop the French from taking their goods in the Ruhr, German workers went on strike. It is a factor in causing the collapse of the German economy.
2. Hyperinflation
5.The Great Depression
The government ran out of goods to trade, thus they started the mass printing of money. Money was worthless and prices shot up.
Hitlers chance at power
In 1929, the America stock market crashed. In order for bankers and businessmen to pay back their debts, they recalled their loans to Germany. This cause Germany to suffer another economic crisis as businesses and jobs failed as it had been very dependent on the Allies.

The economic crisis affected Germany sharply and the Weimar Republic's popularity decreased. Hitler took this chance to campaign for power and the Nazi Party.
8. Reichstag Fire
Hitler's chance at removing opposition
The Reichstag fire in 1933 led to the Communists being arrested, because a communist was found in the burning building.

Without the communists, the National Socialist Germans workers party held the majority of seats and Hitler had one less political rival.

Many people still debate whether the Reichstag fire was coincidental and Hitler just used it to work for him, or if it was actually an elaborate plan by Hitler to get rid of the Communists.
9.The Night of the Long Knives
Hitler removes his last threat of opposition
With almost all opposition gone, Hitler turned to eradicate his last threat of opposition, Ernest Rohn and the SA. Despite Hitler enlarging the SA in 1925, he still decided to support the army as the SA was a badly disciplined force.

Thus on 1933 29-30 June Hitler broke into homes of leaders of the SA and executed them.
6. 1932 (July) German Federal Elections
Hitler attained the highest percentage of votes, but not the majority.
Hitler's NSDAP achieved 230 seats, but it is not the majority. However it is a significant increase from 107 in the previous election.
4. 1928 German Federal Elections
Hitler's party the NSDAP only achieved 12 seats. This is in contrast to 230 seats the NSDAP attained only 4 years later.
7. Hitler appointed as Chancellor
Hitler gained the high position of Chancellor of Germany
Hitler's party not only gained the Chancellor post, they also attained 2 other ministerial posts
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