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InquiryQuestion

ThereweremultiplereasonswhytheNaziswereabletoriseintopowerandbecome
successfulatit.Whileresearchingaboutthetopic,allsignspointedtoAdolfHitlerandthe
TreatyofVersailles.HitlerwassupposedlythemastermindbehindthemakingoftheNazis.He
wasonlyabletotakeadvantageofthisopportunitybecauseoftheTreatyofVersailles.The
TreatyofVersaillescreatedamassiveeffectagainsttheGermansafterWorldWarI.
TheTreatyofVersaillesforcedtheGermansinto
payingwarreparationsforall
civiliandamagescausedbythewar(Website#3).
Italsoleadstothe
StockMarketcrash
in1929(Website#2).
TheTreatyofVersaillesalsocaused
theDepression,[which]renewed
risingoftariffs[and]createdtenseinternationalrelations(Website#2).
Inaddition,italso
placedrestrictionsonthe
Germanarmamentsandmilitarystrength(Website#3).
Italso
destabilizedGermanybotheconomicallyandpolitically(Website#2).
Germanyalso
lost
hercoloniesandlargeportionsofGermanterritory(Website#3).
Aroundthistime,
the
WeimarRepublic,whichsucceededtheKaisersmonarchy,wasmoderate,butweak,and
thusletmattersgetoutofhand(Website#2).
ThetreatytookahugepunchatGermanyand
theyhadahardtimetorecuperate.Everythingwentoutofcontrol,andnoonewasabletohandle
thesesituations.ThiseffectonGermanycausedGermanstofeelangryandhumiliated.Even
thoughitcauseddamagedtotheGermans,itbecamebeneficialtoHitler.
BeforeHitlerbecametheleaderoftheNazis,hewasjustservingasareservist.Beforehe
becameareservist,heservedintheGermanarmy.
Hefeltdisappointedandbetrayedwhen
GermanysurrenderedinNovember1918(Website#2)
andayearlatertheTreatyof
Versaillestookplace.Whenhewasareservist,hewouldspyonpoliticalpartiestomakesure

nothingwouldgetoutofhandforGermany.
Hitlerdiscoveredthatthepartyspoliticalideas
weresimilartohisown(Website#1)
whileattendingtheGermansWorkParty.Heagreedto
theirpoliticalviews,butwasunimpressedonthewayonhowtheywereorganized.Oneday
someonedisagreedwithanideathatHitlerproudlyagreedwith,andthismadehimgowild.In
addition,he
stoodupandmadeapassionatespeechonthesubject(Website#1)
tochange
theviewsofothersandthepersonwhodisagreedwiththeidea
.
Thissurprisedandimpressedthe
audiencebecauseofhisspeechskills.Hitlerstartedtodevelopthetechniques
thatmadehim
intosuchapersuasiveorator(Website#1).
Hesoonrealizedthathewastheonlyreasonwhy
peoplewerejoiningtheparty(Website#1).
Thisgavehimagreatamountofpowerwithin
theorganization,andthepartyknew
theycouldnotaffordtolosehim(Website#1).
They
immediatelywantedtomakehimanexecutivememberoftheparty.Thenin
April1920,Hitler
advocatedthatthepartyshouldchangeitsnametotheNationalSocialistGermanWorkers
Party(Website#1).
ThiswasthebeginningoftheNazisrisetopoweruntilayearlaterwhen
Hitlerbecametheofficialleaderoftheparty.
OnceHitlerbecamethechairmanoftheparty,theywerestartingtoget
thousandsof
newmembers,manyofwhomwerevictimsof[hyperinflation]

(Website#3).
Oncethe
StockMarketcrashedin1929,manyGermansbecameunemployed,andtheNazisreactedtothis
intwoways.Theystarted
riotswithopposinggroups,especiallyCommunists,while
blamingthemforthedisorder,embarrassingthegovernmentforfailingtokeeporder
(Website#2).
Thenthey
bolsteredtheirpopularitywithfreefoodandfestivals,making
themlooklikeniceconcernedGermans(Website#2).
TheNazisgoalwastodrawmore
supportersfortheirpartyandsetupmeetingstopresenttheirsupport.ThenHitlerdecidedtorun

forpresident,butwasunsuccessful.Hisnextgoalormovewastotakethespotofbecominga
chancellor.Whilerunningforchancellor,theeconomywasimprovingandHitlerclaimedfull
creditforit.Afterall,hismainmessagewasthat
Germanyseconomicrecessionwasdueto
theTreatyofVersailles(Website#1).
Thismadenewmembersjoinandsupporttheparty.
TheNaziswonmostoftheirsupportfrom
thelowermiddleclassandthepeasantry
(Website#3).
Theywerestronglyintotheirpoliticalviews,andtheywereafraidthatthe
depressionwoulddeprivethemoftheirstandardofliving(Website#3).
Theythought
theironlyhopewasforHitlertobecomechancellorandmakethingsevenbetterforGermany.In
addition,therewerealso
richGermanindustrialists,promptedbyfearofaCommunist
takeover,[who]pressuredthegovernmenttomakeHitlerchancellor(Website#2).
Every
supporteroftheNazisandHitlerwerereallydesperateforanyhopeafterthedownfallofthe
economyandtheriseofCommunist.Hitlerwasabletorequiresupportbyusing
liesand
propagandatodeceivethepublicandturnthemagainsthelplessscapegoats(Website#2).
WhenthesupportoftheNaziPartybegantofall,Hitlersavedthemby
claimingthat
[Germany]wasonthevergeofaBolshevikRevolutionandonlytheNSDAPcouldprevent
thisfromhappening(Website#2).
ThisleadtofearandthenHitlerbecamechancellorof
Germany.
WithouttheTreatyofVersailles,theNaziscouldhaveneverrisentopower.Hitlerwas
anotherreasonwhytheNazisrosetopower,buttheTreatyofVersailleswasprobablythereason
Hitlermadethembecomepowerful.TheeffectoftheTreatyofVersaillesdidntshowany
kindnesstowardsGermany.Hitlerwasabletobuildthemupandcreateapartylikenoother.He
didthisbyusingpropagandaandcreatingspeechesthat
attractedlargeaudiencesandfunds

tothenewparty'streasury(Website#2).
OveralltheTreatyofVersaillesleadtothepaid
growthoftheNazis,andtheywereabletorequirepoliticalpowerthroughAdolfHitler.