He became the "Fuhrer," the unchallenged supreme authority in Germany.The Supreme Court declared allegiance to Hitler personally, not to Germany.Germany did not lose World War I in a decisive military defeat.They saw the writing on the wall and opted for an armistice – which became the Treaty of Versailles. The French and British, who had done a great deal of the fighting and bleeding, felt that Germany got off too easily.One of the stipulations was that Germany had to pay billion in war reparations.This was a fraction of the actual damage, which totaled more than 0 billion.Hitler assumed the role of president and gained control of the army.
The political situation in Germany was extremely unstable.
The writings of Trotsky and Lenin reveal the efforts that “communist international” was putting into Germany.
Everyone was sure that Germany was the next country to go communist.
These parties also claimed that the only reason Germany lost World War I was because the soldiers on the front lines were sabotaged by sinister forces with German society. Hitler joined and galvanized the party around a grandiose idea – to conquer Munich, then go for the rest of Germany.
Their aim was to get Germany back to its "true" values and traditions.