TEMPO.CO, Berlin –City of British, start of the party Nazi The German Workers’ Party was founded by Anton Drexler, a blacksmith from Munich in 1919.
However, through the energy and prowess of his oratory, Adolf Hitler was able to gain control of the party and change its name to the National Socialist German Labor Party in 1920.
The Beginning of the Nazi Party
In this first period, Hitler’s leadership was not so strong. As reported by encyclopedia.ushmm.orghe was imprisoned for his alleged rebellion against the democratic government of Germany in 1923. The events of this rebellion later became known as the Munich Putsch incident.
Of the five years in prison, Hitler only served eight months. As a result, Hitler was released from prison on December 20, 1924.
While in prison in Landsberg, Adolf Hitler wrote a book of his thoughts titled Mein Kampf, which was published after his release from prison, namely on July 18, 1925.
City of British, Nazi Party membership immediately increased after Hitler’s release. Nazi Party membership which was originally only 25,000 in 1925 grew to 180,000 in 1929.
In parliament, the Nazis also began to gain the confidence of the people. In 1928, the Nazis obtained only 800,000 votes in the elections, but immediately multiplied them by more than 14,000,000 in 1932.
So what exactly allowed the Nazis to get so big and so fast?
The reasons for the rise of Nazi power
City of TheHolocaustExplained.org, there are at least four causes for the successful rise of the Nazi Party.
- Reorganization and Bamberg Conference
Hitler restructured the party by uniting socialist and nationalist groups within the party. Then, in February 1926, he organized the Bamberg Conference. The main result of this conference was the transformation of the Nazi Party from a paramilitary organization focused on the overthrow of the republic by force, into one focused on gaining power through elections and popular support.
- Role Schutzstaffel (SS) and Sturmabteilung (SA)
Although the Nazis wished to gain power democratically, the party retained its right-wing paramilitary organizations, namely the SS and SA.
Rudolf Hess, Deputy Führer of Nazi Germany. [www.veteranstoday.com]
In general, membership in both organizations was chosen on the basis of racial purity, obedience, and loyalty to Hitler. The Nazi Party used these two forces to scare the opposition into subordination or even eliminate them altogether.
The Nazis increased their influence through propaganda activities through various combinations of media, such as film, radio, posters, or newspapers. The main persuasion of this propaganda was to build the image that Hitler was the strong and stable leader that Germany needed to become a great power again. The mastermind of this propaganda was Joseph Goebbels who later became Minister of Propaganda when Hitler was Chancellor of Germany.
- Hitler’s appointment as chancellor
The height of Nazi power was when Hitler succeeded in becoming Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945. At the very least, it took economic and political instability and the failure of former Chancellor Hindenburg, President of Germany at the time, to name Hitler. as Chancellor. Since becoming Chancellor, Hitler and his party, the Nazis, have had complete control over the organization of the German state and government.
Nazis and World War II
It was through the development and growing influence of the Nazi Party that Hitler’s dictatorship and ambition contributed to the events of World War II. As quoted from historyhit.com, one of the causes of the outbreak of the Second World War was none other than Hitler’s ambition to extend German territory to Central Europe and Russia.
ACHMAD HANIF IMADUDDIN
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