History- Hitler in 1929

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“In 1929, Hitler was no more than the leader of a small party, scarcely known outside of Barvia and likely to remain forever on the edge of political life.” Do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer.
In 1924 Gustav Stresemann and Charles G. Dawes concocted the Dawes Plan. The Dawes Plan tried to deal with the problem of the humongous reparations Germany could not pay, by reducing annual reparation payments. America also loaned Germany $3 billion to help Germany meet their reparation debts and to assist economic recovery. But in 1929 the American Stock Exchange collapsed. America called in all their foreign loans, which devastated Weimar Germany by rising unemployment, destroying savings and creating havoc all over Germany. So voters turned to extreme political parties to solve their problems…
One of these extreme parties was the Nazi party, led by Adolf Hitler. In Hitler’s believed in Nationalism, which included getting rid of the Treaty of Versailles, making Germany more powerful and purifying the German or Aryan race; Socialism, which included running the economy in the national interest, allowing industry and agriculture to flourish and to not let businesses to make unfair profits; Totalitarianism, which meant the Nazi Party should have complete and utter control; Struggle, which Hitler believed made people and countries healthier and stronger; and Racial Purity, where races were split into superior and inferior races with the Aryan race being “top” and the Jew’s being the “lowest forms of life”. German citizens saw Hitler as a man of power, who could be a strong leaser, and restore Germany. By 1930 the Nazi party had 6 million votes.
Because of these reasons I agree with the statement. If the American Stock Market hadn’t collapsed Hitler would have most definitely not gained leadership of…...

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