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I have been set the following question: To what extent is "a victory masquerading a defeat" an accurate assessment of the Munich Putsch? I don't entirely understand what the quote is saying, does it mean that it was a defeat which turned out to be a victory/triumph for the Nazis? Didn't they use it as propaganda? If someone could help me, I would be very grateful. Additionally, do you think that the putsch was a necessary precondition to the Nazis gaining power?
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Hi! That is tricky i agree :/
I intrepret masquerading as hiding or masking so maybe its asking something along the lines of...
Was the victory of the munich putsch, in terms of propaganda, hiding its true false depiction of a flawed system/political group?
Maybe im not sure aha


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Ah okay thanks!
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(Original post by cecehjerte)
I have been set the following question: To what extent is "a victory masquerading a defeat" an accurate assessment of the Munich Putsch? I don't entirely understand what the quote is saying, does it mean that it was a defeat which turned out to be a victory/triumph for the Nazis? Didn't they use it as propaganda? If someone could help me, I would be very grateful. Additionally, do you think that the putsch was a necessary precondition to the Nazis gaining power?
While the Beer-Hall Putsch in 1923 was a failure, with Hitler having insufficient support from the Army and police, resulting in his attempted takeover of Munich being easily crushed, Hitler gained much political advantage from the episode: he won the respect of other right wing nationalists for having courage to act and he turned his trial into a propaganda success for both himself and the Nazi cause. His sentence of five years, the minimum stipulated by the Weimar Constitution, which was reduced to 10 months appeared to be an act of encouragement on the judiciary’s part. The Munich Putsch was a failure but it led to an increase in Hitler's base of support, hence it was, to an extent, a failure turned victory - Hope this helped
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(Original post by Foreverneek)
While the Beer-Hall Putsch in 1923 was a failure, with Hitler having insufficient support from the Army and police, resulting in his attempted takeover of Munich being easily crushed, Hitler gained much political advantage from the episode: he won the respect of other right wing nationalists for having courage to act and he turned his trial into a propaganda success for both himself and the Nazi cause. His sentence of five years, the minimum stipulated by the Weimar Constitution, which was reduced to 10 months appeared to be an act of encouragement on the judiciary’s part. The Munich Putsch was a failure but it led to an increase in Hitler's base of support, hence it was, to an extent, a failure turned victory - Hope this helped
Ah thank you so much!! That clarified so much
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