Why did the Nazis have little success before 1930?

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Why did the Nazis have little success before 1930?
1 While Hitler was in prison, some of his supporters formed the National Socialist Freedom Party, but in December 1924 (Hitler's release) the party only won 14 seats in the Reichstag.
2 Hitler was determined to try and win power legally, but Stresemann's policies meant that there was very little support for extremists like Hitler.
3 In 1925, Hitler divided Germany into 34 districts & put a leading Nazi in charge of each. He also founded the Hitler Youth & the Schutzstaffel (SS, personal bodyguard).
4 By the end of 1926 (after readopting the original 25 point programme), the Nazi Party had 50,000 members, & in 1927 held its first Nuremberg rally.
5 It had become a nationally known Party with a strong leader & effective propaganda.
6 But despite all the hard work, the Nazis only won 12 seats (8th largest party) in the 1928 Reichstag election.
7 Despite the constitution's use of proportional representation as the method of electing Reichstag deputies, the years following the Munich Putsch were stable.
8 Political: A compromise was found. The LEFT parties wanted greater change & more power for ordinary people. The RIGHT parties wanted little change. This is conservative (conserve the country as it is). In Germany this meant the restoration of the Kaiser & power in only one/ a few hands. The CENTRE parties wanted moderate change. The 'Z' party was set up to protect the interests of the R.C Church, so appealed to all 3 classes.
9 Economically: The period saw a gradual rise in the standard of living of most Germans. But certain sections of society (urban middle class of state employees & tradesmen) were becoming richer, & bankruptcies grew from the farming sector.
10 Socially: people had more freedom than under the Kaiser; the theatre put on plays that criticised German life, paintings commented on society & literature had a social message & music reflected modern issues.

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