Flashcards in Reasons for the growth in Nazi support after 1929 - the depression and a return to large support for extreme Nationalist and Communist parties Deck (12):
What happened to the dawes plan because of the depression?
It got cancelled because the USA had no money to loan to Germany
What happened to the unemployment rate after 1929?
It went from 1.3 million in September 1929 to 6.1 million in January 1933
What happened to German banking?
Some German banks ran out of cash and many people lost their savings
What happened to German factories?
They had to reduce production which meant lots of people lost their jobs
What was Chancellor Bruning proposal for dealing with the growth in unemployment?
He suggested Germany raised taxes so that people's unemployment benefit could be paid for. This led to lots of people's situations getting worse
What were moderate parties unable to do during this time of crisis?
They were unable to work together and agree on a way of dealing with the crisis
Why did Bruning resign?
He had been unable to deal with the crisis. He had lost control of the Reichstag, the economy and the streets
How many seats did the Communists win in the 1930 election?
How many seats did the Nazis win in the 1930 election?
Why did support for the KPD particularly increase in working class areas?
Working class people saw the Communists as the only party who would defend their jobs and their wages against employers and landowners
Why did the upper and middle class prefer the Nazis to the communists?
1- the idea of a communist government was scary to middle and upper class Germans
2- they feared that they would suffer and lose their wealth and land. They saw Hitler's Nazi party as their best hope against the Communists.