Why did the Weimar Republic collapse?

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Why did the Weimar Republic collapse? by Mind Map: Why did the Weimar Republic collapse?

1. Nazis Strengths and Successes

1.1. propaganda: nazi propaganda was extremely strong in consolidating there power and demonising the Weimar Republic

1.2. Hitler's popularity: hitlers big speech at the beer haul putsch trail put him into newspapers and spread his popularity all around the country allowing him to monopolize a large following

1.3. Had the power of fear: through propaganda and his control over the SA and later the SS hitler had the power of fear over people, that if they disagreed with him they would be attacked, especially Communist

2. International Factors

2.1. The depression: the depression which started in america but spread world wide left many german people unemployed and poor, so these people turned there frustration to the government which was currently trying paying back there large debt and complained that they were not focusing on there people instead, leading to more hatred for the government

2.2. Many countries still did not fully trust Germany due to the past two wars: which put a lot of tenshion between the Weimar republic and the internal scene

3. Weimar Weaknesses and Mistakes

3.1. They caused inflation: the weimar republic caused the 1922-23 hyper finlation of the german mark through over printing money so that they could give said money to striking workers

3.2. They caused hitler to rise: when he was appointed chancellor

3.3. They were hated by the people (seen as November criminals): the Wiremar republic was seen as traitors due to the fact that they signed the Versaille peace treaty and ended the war when the german people thought that they were about to win (which they were not) this garnered them the name of "November criminals" and the distain of the german people