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Why did people support Hitler?
Hitler's promises
People supported Hitler because he promised them what they wanted and needed to hear.

The Weimar Republic appeared to have no idea how to solve the problems of the Depression.  The Nazis on the other hand promised to solve the problems.  Hitler promised most groups in Germany what they wanted.  Hitler used the Jews and other sections of society as scapegoats, blaming all the problems on them.  To Germans at the time Hitler made sense, he united everyone by providing explanations for Germany's problems.

People in Germany were tired of their poor quality of life.  Hitler promised to make Germany proud again - it was exactly what people wanted to hear.  Hitler pledged something for every part of Germany society:

 Group  Promise
 Farmers Higher prices for their produce - making up for all their losses during the Depression.
 Unemployed workers Jobs building public works such as roads and stadiums.
 Middle Class To restore the profits of small business and the value of savings.  To end the Communist threat.

To all Germans he promised to restore German honour by tearing up the hated Treaty of Versailles and by making Germany great again.

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