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How did the Nazis rise to power?

Several factors played a role in the Nazi Party’s rise to power. One factor was propaganda. Rallies, like the one pictured here, were an important way of spreading this propaganda. This particular photograph was taken at a rally in Nuremburg in 1934.
Several factors played a role in the Nazi Party’s rise to power. One factor was propaganda. Rallies, like the one pictured here, were an important way of spreading this propaganda. This particular photograph was taken at a rally in Nuremburg in 1934. Courtesy of The Wiener Library.

The end of the First World War marked the beginning of a period of political and economic instability in Germany. As a result of this instability, many small, extremist political groups appeared.

This section will explore how democracy collapsed and one such party, the NSDAP, or Nazi Party, rose to power in Germany.

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The aftermath of the First World War
The Weimar Republic
The early years of the Nazi Party
The Nazi rise to power
How did the Nazi consolidate their power?
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