Manhasset High SchoolGlobal 10RDUE WEDNESDAY 4/1/2020 by 11:59PMAIM: How did the Great Depression lead to the rise of Totalitarian dictators? How did Adolf Hitler use propaganda to gain power in Germany?One major cause of the global Great Depression was the American Wall Street Crash of October 1929. America had given the Weimar Republic huge loans in 1924 to help with reparation payments. However, now America needed those loans back to assist its troubled economy. Because Germany lost its loans from America, it was unable to make reparation payments. Germany’s failureto make reparation payments meant that France and Britain were unable to make their loan payments. Throughout the world, tradebegan to slow down and production decreased. The Wall Street Crash had a ripple effect throughout the world that resulted in high unemployment throughout Europe. Unemployment forced many Europeans, especially in Germany, to rely on soup kitchens and other government support.