A look at democracy & the nazi, Yeah history essay and I forgot to reference !!

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A look at democracy & the nazi

As Hitler and the Nazi's power rose in Germany during the 1920s, 30s and 40s, after World War I, we begin to see how this happened and compare it to the concepts of Democracy which we live by today. We can explore how Democracy had failed in Nazi, Germany and relate it to the events, which surround our world even until this very day. After World War I in 1918, Germany was a nation with political and social problems. German politicians had signed a document on November 11, 1918, which made Germany a republic, a form of Democracy. This upset many of the communists and socialists and in January 1919, many were rounded up and murdered in Berlin and Munich by German soldiers. With Germany's new government, it allowed the Generals to maintain rank and privilege in return for the government's support of the young Republic and opposition toward Marxism.

On June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed. This meant that Germany was forced to take the blame for causing the war and had to pay for all the war damages; as well as give up some land to France and Poland and was also forbidden to have any submarines or military aircraft. This upset many Germans who felt humiliated in front of the whole world for their defeat. One soldier, Adolf Hitler, spoke out against Germany's new government and the treaty. He gained much support by expressing his views of a "rebirth" in Germany by bringing back a strong nationalist government and blaming the Jews for their problems. Hitler once described a speech he had given in his earlier years at the University of Munich. "One day I asked for the floor. One of the participants felt obliged to break...