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by the end of 1923 Hitler sees it as his chance to seize power in Germany and it he's getting this popularity the Nazis are getting this followership because the Weimar Republic is falling apart you have the hyperinflation the the German people feel insulted by this French occupation of the Ruhr region and it isn't just regular people who are starting to support the Nazis it's at very notable people as well this right over here is general Ludendorff we've already talked about him is one of the believers and the stab-in-the-back theory that Germany would have won World War one if it wasn't stabbed in the back by the November criminals who had taken control of the government during the revolution in October and November he becomes a supporter of Hitler as well in 1922 you have Mussolini come to power this inspires Hitler so as we get into November Hitler sees this as his chance and the way that he wants to take control is he wants to abduct or kidnap the leaders of the Bavarian region and there's three of them in particular at this time and then from there try to take control of the nation as a whole and so in November of 1923 you have a gathering of the three gentlemen who who are essentially in charge of Bavaria a gathering of them and several thousand officials in Bavaria at a local beer hall in Munich at a beer hall and Hitler sees this as the the opportunity to take control so this is where he lost his launches his Beer Hall Putsch and I know I'm mispronouncing it but pooched literally means coup d'etat to try to overthrow the government and so Hitler and his Nazis they go to that beer hall meeting of the government officials they surround it with their paramilitary group their stormtroopers Hitler enters into the hall gets on stage shoots into the air twice and says look this is the revolution it is beginning he forces the three leaders of Bavaria at gunpoint to pledge allegiance to the Nazi Party into this pooched and to Hitler in particular but then things start to go a little bit get a little bit start to start to dissolve as Hitler tries to address some issues that are go going on outside the the members who are who they were going to kidnap are allowed to leave you have chaos in the area amongst the Nazis and frankly amongst the government throughout that evening into that morning at which point Hitler and his followers in Ludendorff is one of them decide to March decide to march into seven into central Munich all of this is happening all of this is happening in Munich which is in Bavaria they decide to march and during that March that they have a confrontation with the official government troops and it's unclear who fired the first shot but you do have an exchange of fire and during that exchange of fire I've seen estimates about 14 to 16 Nazis are shot a few days later and a few policemen are or a few of soldiers are shot as well and then a few days later Hitler is arrested Hitler Hitler is arrested he's tried in early 1924 and then he is sentenced to jail so all of his all of his ambitions were kind of led to nothing but in jail he still continued to develop his philosophy and he actually started to continue to develop his following so he spent most of roughly the second 2/3 of 1924 in 1924 he spent it in jail 1924 was spent primarily in jail but while he was in jail he dictated his autobiography and his frankly his belief system in mind Kumpf which literally means my struggle and it's actually banned in many countries it's not banned in the US but it does make for interesting reading because you get a sense for on one level how bizarre hitler's brain was and how disturbed hitler's brain was but on the other side you can appreciate that he was he was a very he was a strong communicator even even before any of this people would talk about how transfixing his eyes were how much attention people paid to him when he would give a speech but you can even see this in his writing and you can do a web search on it you can get the tire texts of mine comp and it's it's it's it's disturbing and fascinating at the same time but this is a little passage and in this passage it kind of it gives you an idea of Hitler's view of why Germany was having these failures and what he and his and his bizarrely disturbed mind thought what the solution was if we pass all the causes of the German collapse and review the ultimate and most decisive remains the failure to recognize the racial problem and especially the Jewish Menace so he's blaming all of Hitler's difficulties on race on a racial problem and in particular on Jews the defeats on the battlefield in August 1918 would have been child's play to bear they stood in no proportion to the victories of our people it was not they that caused our downfall no it was brought about by that power which prepared these defeats by systematically over many decades robbing our people of the political and moral instincts and forces which alone make nations capable and hence worthy of existence and if you read a lot of the other texts what he's talking about is this decades of essentially watering down their society watering down their society with other people if they didn't water it down they say the the defeats in the battlefield would have been child's play to bear in heedlessly ignoring the question of the preservation of the racial foundations of our nation the old Reich disregarded the soul right which gives life in this world so he fused this racial and his mind racial impurity as the reason why Hitler was in or what the reason why Germany was was facing all of this difficulty and as we'll see over the next few videos this leads to this leads to one of the ugliest and bloodiest periods of human history