Describe the Nazi's rise in population an why they were able to create a totalitarian state by 1936

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From 1919 to 1945 Germany was witness to one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century, Adolf Hitler. Hitler's speeches were inspiring, he was a great public speaker who could enthuse the masses and ignite a sense of belief. His policies made sense and were aimed at the areas of politics that the German masses were resentful of i.e. the treaty of Versailles and reparations. His party were highly organised, flexible in their views. He showed that through hard work and use of all available resources that one man could lead a nation out of despair and into the world stage.

In 1919 a new party had made its appearance into the crowded German political scene. The group was established as the German Workers Party (Deutsche Arbeiter Partei: DAP) and went virtually unnoticed. The party showed little promise of developing into a major party, nobody would have predicted that in four short years this party would grow into a driving force in German politics Adolf Hitler (Hitler) became a member of this party almost as soon as it was established, with his talents in public speaking he quickly rose to be one of the leaders in the party.

He became both chief of propaganda and a member of the executive committee. In 1920 the party then changed its name to National Socialist Workers Party or NSDAP better known as the Nazis. In one short year Hitler had been successful in lifting the popularity of the NSDAP. By this time in 1921 the organisation has grown to over 3,000 members and where having meetings in large beer halls.

At the beginning of 1921 NSDAP had begun to circulate its first newspaper the "Völkischer Beobachter".

The Nazis then developed a military to help support...