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Did Hitler gain his power legally?

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Did Hitler gain his power legally? Hitler gained his power in many ways, some were legal and others weren't. Some of the ways Hitler gained power was through speeches, which were very inspiring; he was a great public speaker who could inspire the masses of people. His policies made sense and were aimed at the areas of politics that the German people were resentful of, e.g. the Treaty of Versailles and reparations. His party were highly organised, flexible in their views and made promises that would benefit all sectors of the population. Also there was their forceful opposition to communism and their impressive use of force and discipline to engineer success for the Nazis. ...read more.


From the failure of the Munich Putsch and the imprisonment of Hitler, this turn around was down to a number of changes and policies implemented by the party within a very short period of time. The failure of the Putsch led Hitler to realise that the only way he would achieve power was through democratic, legal, means. As soon as the Putsch was over Hitler set about reorganising the party to enable such a turn around in the party's fortunes. Hitler was well aware of the Germans anger of the Treaty of Versailles. He used this for political gain, blaming the Jews, and promising to tear up the terms of the treaty. ...read more.


One way that Hitler might have not gained his power legally was when the Reichstag burned down. Hitler blamed the communist but many historians thought it was Hitler himself. This gained more support for Hitler and less for the communists. I believe that Hitler gained most of his power legally. He made speeches, propaganda and huge rallies. After Hitler got out of prison Hitler decided that he had to gain support through democratic, legal ways. This was because his Putsches failed and the only way to gain support was to go legal. The only illegal possibility that Hitler did was the burning down of the Reichstag, which Hitler blamed the Reichstag. Most things Hitler did to gain power were legal. ...read more.

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