Select the ruler of one single party state (Hitler) and assess the conditions of the previous regime that the ruler replaced (Weimar) and the nature of support that helped the ruler to achieve power.
In 1920 Hitler emerged as leader of NSDAP. In August 1934, President Hindenburg dies and Hitler becomes President. The Weimar Republic was unpopular, because the Germans had never had a democratic government and thought it was weak. There are many reasons why Hitler and the Nazi Party managed to establish power in Germany.
The rise of Hitler can be explained in two ways: the weaknesses of the Weimar Republic and the strengths of the Nazis. First of all, there was no popular support for Weimar. By signing the Armistice in November1919, the Weimar politicians became known as the November Criminals. The people of Germany didn't want a democracy, they wanted a strong government and support for the extreme left and the extreme right increased. The Weimar government was characterised by Proportional Representation, which me...