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Elizabeth Swedo

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Bachelor of Science


The paper examines how the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) used social activism, usually perceived as a force for social change which was adopted by a radical party. The examination of the NSDAP is due to the lack of conversation about the NSDAP during the 1920s. In this paper, it will examine this growth of the NSDAP, by analyzing primary sources of Nazi propaganda, agendas, and the Beer Hall Putsch as well as its subsequent trial due to its failure. The NSDAP became the stage of Nazism in Germany, over time becoming the Nazi Party society knows today; furthermore, they used social activist tactics, and revolution to gain public support eventually seized power of the government in 1933. The importance of this research is to show how a political party can use social activism as a force of change but not necessarily as a force for good. Furthermore, it is to give an understanding to why the Germans in the 1920s were slowing be persuaded to support the NSDAP overtime, by evaluating how people may be persuaded to join a radical party due to economical and national problems with their state. Therefore, when we see political parties in our day, we need to evaluate their motives and agenda.

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