Introduction - Originally called the German workers party - They had a 25 point program (examples include
abolish Treaty of Versailles, give good benefits to the old).
Munich Putsch - unsuccessful - Took over government meeting - 16 Nazis were killed but Hitler escaped - Hitler
was charged with treason and this gave a lot of publicity to his ideas and they were reported in every main
Golden years - 1924-29 the nazis rebuilt - Through the golden years the Nazis lost support - Everything was
going well so people didn't need extremist groups.
Rise of the Nazis - The wall street crash had disastrous effects on Germany (American loads recalled etc)
Unemployment rocketed and many people became bankrupt.
1932 elections went well for the Nazis.
Nazi strengths - Hitler's speeches, propaganda, policies, criticisms of Weimar, well organised, flexible,
promises for everyone.
Weimar weaknesses - Proportional representation, president too old and out of touch, signed Treaty of
Versailles so lost support from public from the start, they printed more money which caused hyperinflation.
Depression - businesses closed, unemployment rocketed, factory workers sacked - Weimar's fault for printing
more money - Hitler had promises to solve this. The Weimar raised taxes, cut wages all unpopular policies.