Why did so many Germans support Hitler?

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  1. bigrebnc1775
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    I thought this might be a good topic of discussion
     
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    after ww1 german was wanting to regain what they had lost...their pride their lands...hitler promised to give them that...to restore the country to the greatest nation in the world...(even if it was only in their minds)...the jews were an easy target. Having found refugee in germany and having become part of germany.

    German society changed enormously as a result of the war. During the war the percentage of women in the workforce had risen to 37%, a massive rise. At the end of the war this figure did not fall dramatically, meaning that from now on women had a significant role to play in the german economy. The reaction of many Germans to the ending of the war also had a large impact on German Society. Many of the former soldiers were of the opinion that they had not lost the war, they believed that the army had been cheated. (Hitler later phrased this as 'The Stab in the back'). As a consequence of this many germans looked for people to blame. Some lay the blame in the hands of the Kaiser. Others, many others, looked to the new Government. They had immediately sued for peace and accepted the terms of the Armistice. For many Germans this showed that they were largely to blame. Other theories that were popular amongst the former soldiers were that it was the result of Communists or Jews. So in the immediate Post War era, there is a mass of suspicion within Germany. Combined with these factors is the potential threat to the social order. Under the Kaiser the armed forces and aristocratic Prussian elite had enjoyed many privileges. These groups now had to try and reestablish their authority. In a democracy this proves difficult and can lead to further tension. The first President of the Weimar republic, Ebert, worked hard to try and win the support of the elite groups. he wanted their support in order to maximise the stability of the new republic. Likewise he had to work hard to gain the support of the army, who in return needed his support if they were to survive as a significant political power in the years following the peace settlement.

    The impact of the First World War on Germany
     
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    Nazi Party methodology

    "Citizens! Do not believe that the Germany of misfortune and misery, the nation of corruption and usury, the land of Jewish corruption, can be saved by parties that claim to stand on a foundation of facts. Never!"


    the jews were an easy target..
     
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    Because most Germans were terrified and angry, at their leadership, at the War result, at their totally dysfunctional economy. They gave up a lot and got nothing in return. What Hitler managed to do was funnel that angre by offering a solution based on total exclusion and blame - it was the fault of the gays, of the Jews, of the communists, etc, and people bought it, because it was easier to believe that than to handle the truth and the thought of real solutions based on inclusion and peace. It's always easier to side with the people that want more guns and bigger armies and more violence. And of course, the Allies didn't help.
     
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    I think it was the mustache.
     
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    That's a fairly good summation of events leading to Hitlers election HellBitch. What I always tell people who want to know how Hitler got into power is a couple of things.

    Socialism and Communism were gaining popularity in post WWI Europe and during the great depression in America. America had quite a large American Nazi Party itself. And that yes, Hitler was popularly elected but the people also stood by as Hitler consolidated power for himself.
     
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    He divided the german people and got them to attack their own.

    They were depressed and feeling like losers. He told they were gods not losers and they only reason they were in trouble was those phoney germans who didnt have pure german blood.

    Its much the same shit the republican party is doing today with brown people.
     
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    He offered them Hope and a Change from the past.

    He had a real infectious "Yes we can!" attitude.

    He used Greek temples as a prop for his speeches.

    He railed at the evils of capitalism

    He took over his nations car companies...and banks
     
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    jesus you are stupid frank
     
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    As I scrolled through the replies I came to this one. OMG, since you want to compare the Republican Party to the Nazis would you give some facts to your opinion? The Republican Party isn't the one who is attacking anyone it would be obama and his administration, and the mainstream media, (the obama propaganda machine)

    Hellbitch I would like to thank you for taking the time to post that information without attacking any political party.

    Mad Scientist were you saying that hitler wasn't popularly elected? If that is the case I would have to agree. He was appointed to his position of power.

    Epsilon Delta good points

    Zoom-boing silly
     
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