This study examines the political landscape during the Weimar Republic, which led to Adolf Hitler and Nationalsozialistische Deutschhe Arbeiterpartei’s (NSDAP) rise to power. Through a historical examination of the German political system, we found a number of critical obstacles, which most likely led to the fall of the democratic majority. The government was forced to deal with the demands of war reparations, an economic crisis caused by the Great Depression and the rise in far-right populism. The rapid changes caused by the unstable post-war society, gave little opportunity for a successful establishment of the democratic processes. Parallels are drawn between our gained knowledge of Hitler and his manifesto from 1930, where he delivers critical statements towards his political and ideological opponents. By including multiple analyzes of election posters and flyers by NSDAP, we examined the rhetorical and persuading tools, used in the attempt to gain voters during the 1930 election. Finally, we can conclude that spite the elaborated work from Hitler and NSDAP, it was also the current political and economic climate that paved the way for the beginning of the Third Reich.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 dec. 2016|
- Den Sorte Torsdag
- Den Store Koalition