World War 1 ended in 1918, with a huge total of 37 million casualties. Germany had not prepared for a nation wide loss, resulting in a mass loss of German pride. German Military leaders claimed that Germany was "stabbed in the back" by its leftwing councillors. This was a very long going and violent event for Germany that will stay in their history books forever. .
In the treaty of Versailles, Germany was disarmed of most of their larger weapons and artillery and was forced to pay France and Britain for the huge damages and costs of war. .
The small party of the Nazi's was developed in 1919 which was known as the German workers Party, which was for soldiers who disagreed with the laws and rights. Hitler joined this party also in 1919 and rose to leadership through his emotional and captivating speech. By the end of 1920 the Nazi party had 3,000 members, in which Hitler became a major leader in this group. By 1925, Hitler skilfully made his way up to the soul leader of the Nazi's. His strategy was to develop a highly structured party that could compete in Germany's elections. .
The great depression began in 1929. The democracy proved to be unable to cope with the national despair as unemployment doubled form 3 million to 6 million by 1932. The existing "Great Coalition" government collapsed while arguing about the rising costs of unemployed benefits. .
The government by this stage in time had no idea what to do about the huge unemployment rate growing everyday. The Nazi's were forcing more and more people out of work, and to close down. The violence on the street was not controllable, and innocent people were dying or having to start life over or somewhere else. .
There were huge concerns in the late 1940's about the Soviet Unions intentions towards everyone. The fear of communism was slowly worrying more and more people. As time went on, Hitler's army grew bigger. Many people's reputations were destroyed as many civil servants lost their job due to this, as everyone was considered a spy for the Soviet Union.