Its platform was a clever, if contradictory, mixture of socialism, corporatism, and virulent assertion in foreign policy.
Few would have thought that the Nazi Party, starting as a gang of unemployed soldiers inwould become the legal government of Germany by In fourteen years, a once obscure corporal, Adolf Hitlerwould become the Chancellor of Germany.
World War I ended in with a grisly total of 37 million casualties, including 9 million dead combatants. German propaganda had not prepared the nation for defeat, resulting in a sense of injured German national pride.
Those military and political leaders who were responsible claimed that Germany had been "stabbed in the back" by its leftwing politicians, Communists, and Jews.
When a new government, the Weimar Republictried to establish a democratic course, extreme political parties from both the right and the left struggled violently for control. The new regime could neither handle the depressed economy nor the rampant lawlessness and disorder.
The German population swallowed the bitter pill of defeat as the victorious Allies punished Germany severely. In the Treaty of VersaillesGermany was disarmed and forced to pay reparations to France and Britain for the huge costs of the war. This site contains the complete Treaty of Versailles as well as maps and related material.
Adolf Hitler joined this small political party in and rose to leadership through his emotional and captivating speeches. He encouraged national pride, militarism, and a commitment to the Volk and a racially "pure" Germany. Hitler condemned the Jews, exploiting antisemitic feelings that had prevailed in Europe for centuries.
By the end ofthe Nazi Party had about 3, members.
The Nazi Party seemed doomed to fail and its leaders, including Hitler, were subsequently jailed and charged with high treason. However, Hitler used the courtroom at his public trial as a propaganda platform, ranting for hours against the Weimar government. By the end of the day trial Hitler had actually gained support for his courage to act.
The right-wing presiding judges sympathized with Hitler and sentenced him to only five years in prison, with eligibility for early parole. Hitler was released from prison after one year.
Other Nazi leaders were given light sentences also. This site discusses many of the ideas contained within Mein Kampf.
After Hitler was released from prison, he formally resurrected the Nazi Party. Hitler began rebuilding and reorganizing the Party, waiting for an opportune time to gain political power in Germany.Before the onset of the Great Depression in Germany in –, the National Socialist German Workers' Party (or Nazi Party for short) was a small party on the radical right of the German political spectrum.
In the Reichstag (parliament) elections of May 2, , the Nazis received only Part 10 of a complete online history, The Rise of Adolf Hitler - From Unknown to Dictator of Germany, at The History Place. Nazi Party is Formed Adolf Hitler never held a regular job and aside from his time in World War I, led a lazy lifestyle, from his brooding teenage days in Linz through years spent in idleness and poverty in Vienna.
How did the Nazi Party, a small and unpopular political group in , become the most powerful political party in Germany by ? Learning Objectives Through class discussion and a written response, students will examine how choices made by individuals and groups contributed to the rise of the Nazi Party in the s and s.
The Rise of the Nazi Party. The rise of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) was swift and far from certain. Support for Hitlerand his Nazi Party only took off after the full impact of the Wall Street Crash (October ) was felt onWeimar tranceformingnlp.com to this point the Nazis had been a noisy but far from important part of the Reichstag that was dominated by the .
The Rise of the Nazi Party. The rise of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) was swift and far from certain. Support for Hitlerand his Nazi Party only took off after the full impact of the Wall Street Crash (October ) was felt onWeimar tranceformingnlp.com to this point the Nazis had been a noisy but far from important part of the Reichstag that was dominated by the Centre and Socialists parties along with the.
The Nazi Party was a political party in Germany, led by Adolf Hitler from to , whose central tenets included the supremacy of the Aryan people and blaming Jews and others for the problems within Germany. These extreme beliefs eventually led to World War II and the Holocaust.