• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How far do you agree that Hitler became Chancellor primarily due to political intrigue?

Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  • Essay length: 1016 words
  • Submitted: 24/02/2012
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Kate Forbes
Share this essay:
AS and A Level Modern European History, 1789-1945

Teacher essay summary

3 star(s)

The strength of this essay is in its structure which clearly examines a range of factors and uses excellent detail from the period to support and exemplify the points.

It could have been tightened up by actually labelling the main factors at the start and by developing the argument to focus on the links and relationships between the factors to build on the ideas that they all played some part in Hitler's rise to power. ***

Marked by teacher Kate Forbes 01/03/2012

The first 200 words of this essay...

How far do you agree that Hitler became Chancellor primarily due to political intrigue?

The Nazi party was the largest political party in the Reichstag after the July 1932 elections; their influence and foothold in Germany could not go unnoticed. Hitler was an excellent public speaker who was able to influence those he wanted to, and Nazi party member Goebbels was running a massive propaganda campaign to increase Hitler's popularity further. But, August-December 1932 was a difficult period for the Hitler's Nazi party - more radical members were becoming restless as although their party was popular throughout Germany and Hitler looked certain to be the next Chancellor, they did not have the majority vote yet and legally there was no clear path into the German government, especially as the current president did not trust him.

At the time, Germany was led by President Hindenburg. The President was elderly and relied on his aides and colleagues, Chancellor Von Papen and General Schleicher, to guide him in difficult political decisions. Von Papen was unpopular in Germany and in September 1932 he lost a vote of no confidence in the Reichstag, by a massive 512 votes to 42.

Read more
The above preview is unformatted text

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • Over 150,000 essays available
  • Just £6.99 a month

  • "
    Great educational tool, really useful and really helps teach students about how to write and structure their coursework.
    "
    George Boustred English, Maths, Science, Resistant Materials, History, Music. GCSE Student
  • "
    Brilliant, easy website to use, wonderful range of assignments, cheap, quick to get back to you with questions, all round wicked website.
    "
    Gemma Haysman. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Maths. GCSE Student.

MbT essay summary

The strength of this essay is in its structure which clearly examines a range of factors and uses excellent detail from the period to support and exemplify the points.

It could have been tightened up by actually labelling the main factors at the start and by developing the argument to focus on the links and relationships between the factors to build on the ideas that they all played some part in Hitler's rise to power. ***

Marked by teacher Kate Forbes 01/03/2012

Marked by a teacher

This essay has been marked by one of our great teachers. You can read the full teachers notes when you download the essay.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review on the essay page.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review under the essay preview on this page.