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Why did the Nazis not significantly increase their support in Germany between 1923 and 1929? Free essay! Download now

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Why did the Nazis not significantly increase their support in Germany between 1923 and 1929?

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Why did the Nazis not significantly increase their support in Germany between 1923 and 1929? essay previewWhy did the Nazis not significantly increase their support in Germany between 1923 and 1929? essay previewWhy did the Nazis not significantly increase their support in Germany between 1923 and 1929? essay preview

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How the Nazi Party grew (or not) during the 'Golden Years' of the Weimar Republic during Gustav Stresemann's chancellery.

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Germany 1923-1929
Nazi Party During the 'Golden Years'

Q: Why did the Nazis not significantly increase their support in Germany between 1923 and 1929?

The Nazi party did not significantly increase their political support in Germany between the years of 1923 and 1929 for several economic, social and political reasons.

The NSDAP (the abbreviated form of the full German name Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) had, as had many extremist parties, been spawned by the resentment all German people felt towards the way their country had been treated after the Great War. The supporters of this party accused international capitalism of being a Jewish-dominated movement and denounced capitalists for war profiteering in World War I, considering all of Germany's problems to be directly caused by corporate greed. They believed that the Weimar Government was ineffective and criminal, and were determined to overthrow it.

Following a failed 1923 attempt by Adolf Hitler, Erich Ludendorff and the SA to overthrow government, a coup which became known as the 'Munich Putsch', Hitler was arrested on the 11th of November 1923 and charged with high treason before the special People's Court in Munich, leaving Alfred Rosenberg to take temporary leadership of the NSDAP, despite the party being banned from operation. The absence of Hitler's influence was very apparent within the party, as Rosenberg struggled to lead with the same skill as Hitler did, leading to the weakening of the NSDAP. It appears from Hitler's own remarks many years later that his decision to appoint Rosenberg as leader may have been a strategic one; Hitler himself regarded Rosenberg as a 'weak' and 'lazy' man, which, from his stint in power, seems to be correct, and this weakness may have been the reason behind why Hitler chose him. Hitler did not want the temporary leader of the Nazis to gain overwhelming popularity in his absence, as such a action may have prevented the temporary leader from wishing to cede the party leadership after Hitler's release. Nonetheless, this assumption may merely be reading back into history Hitler's dissatisfaction with Rosenberg's attempts at being a successful leader, and the key point is that Rosenberg was not the leader the NSDAP needed to increase their political standing. Hitler was that leader but, unfortunately, he had been sentenced to five years' imprisonment at Landsberg Prison.
This imprisonment, however, did not prove to be the great barrier that one would presume it would be. Although Hitler's absence from the running of the party was having a detrimental effect upon it, during his time in Landsberg prison, Hitler dictated most of the first volume of Mein Kampf (My Struggle, originally entitled Four and a Half Years of Struggle against Lies, Stupidity, and Cowardice) to his deputy, Rudolf Hess. ...

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