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Professor and Class,The main reason Germany turned to totalitarianism is because they were blamed forworld war one and became very poor with post war reparations. The treaty of versailleslaid the majority of the blame on Germany. Thus, this led to a time of political andeconomic turmoil for Germany. Hitler and the Nazi party emerged as a strong leader ina time of crisis, and people began to follow. Once Hitler wrote Mein Kampf and theworldwide Great Depression happened, people began to follow his beliefs in themasses and he was elected chancellor. As other political parties were banned and theGestapo reigned terror upon cities, Hitler and the Nazis were the sole power that peoplelooked up to. Once Germany began to have a better economic and political outlook,people did not care when Hitler wanted to oust minorities and make only Aryans thesupreme race.The ascent of Adolf Hitler was not a political mishap, it was a drawn out political
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