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What did Adolf Hitler promise?

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To the German people, Adolf Hitler promised many things. Chief among them was the revocation of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. Most Germans, whatever their political disposition, believed that the Treaty of Versailles had been ruthless in its punishment of Germany for its role in World War I and that the post-war Weimar government was weak, complicit or acquiescent to the terms of the treaty.

Beyond the fundamental promise of revoking the Treaty of Versailles, between the Great Depression's arrival in 1929 and his rise to the chancellery in 1933, Hitler made many promises to the German people and particular interest groups within the populace. To those anxious about an ascendant Soviet state under Josef Stalin, Hitler promised to oppose communism within Germany. This was especially appealing to a middle class hurting from the chaos of the depression-era Weimar Germany intent on maintaining law and order. Along with the revocation of Versailles, Hitler promised the upper class a strong central government, which would protect their economic interests. To the owners of industrial capacity, he promised opposition to unionization, while at the same time, Hitler promised jobs to the working class. Farmers and citizens of rural Germany were promised an increase in prices for agricultural products. To women, particularly those of a conservative bent, Hitler promised an emphasis on morality and family values.

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  1. bbc.co.uk
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