As mentioned, Germany was in dire straits after world war 1.
Many German citizens were totally dismayed at the treaty signed at Versailles. Being strong people, they refused to blame the loss on the military, blaming it on the old government. A government of the wealthy, the tycoons and business owners. (Jews?)
This led to the creation of numerous political groups. Both on the left and the right. Social Democrats, Catholic Democrats, German workers party, Communist party and so on.
These groups consisted of every day common working German citizens and some former enlisted men who were angry at the government for giving up on their basic values.
One young ex-military man, a man born in Austria on the border of Germany. This young veteran had always thought the area of Austria where German was spoken should be part of Germany. He also thought any lands adjacent to Germany where Germans lived should be annexed to Germany. He did not like the Czechs, Poles, Hungarians, Ruthenians, Serbs and Croats that lived in the Hapsburg empire. He especially disliked the Jews, everywhere the Jews.
As a young teen he had buried himself in reading anti-Semitic literature and soon became a fanatical German nationalist.
After the war he gained employment as a sort of spy with the army. His job was to attend meetings put on by the various groups forming to gain control of the government. He would report back as to their possibilities for success. The military would handle the situation as required.
In September 1919 this young man was asked to attend a meeting of the German Workers Party, a small new group who met in the backroom of a tavern. He attended the meeting and thought the group was nothing to bother with. He was about to leave when a professor stood up and suggested an action. The young man was upset so much that he stood and gave an impassioned speech condemning the idea. The professor left the meeting in shame and the rest looked at this newcomer with awe.
The beginning of the rise has taken place!
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