How did the Great Depression and the Treaty of Versailles led to the rise of Nazism?

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Oct 24, 2017

It created a widespread feeling of malcontent across Germany which the Nazis exploited to gain support and power


The depression hit Germany particularly hard, created mega inflation and widespread unemployment

The Wiemar Republic seemed powerless to control and improve the situation - this created a a fertile breeding ground for extremism

The Nazis promoted the myth that Germany had not been beaten militarily in WW1 and that it was an conspiracy by international Jewry that had engineered the armistice - the Treaty of Versailles was vilified denounced as being grossly unfair and disproportionate