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Did Hitler Mainly Become Chancellor in January 1933 Because People Liked Nazi Promises?

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Did Hitler Mainly Become Chancellor in January 1933 Because People Liked Nazi Promises? In January 1933 Adolf Hitler was chosen by President Hindenburg to be Chancellor of Germany with the support of the Vice Chancellor Franz Von Papen. Although the Hitler and the Nazi Party had made many great promises to the people of Germany, I do not think that the people liking these promises played the most important role in getting Hitler the Chancellorship. During the economic stability of the 1920s many people in America made gamble on the stock market as an easy source of income. It was possible to make a considerable amount of money with little investment in shares and stocks. Prices of these shares and stocks constantly went up and so investors kept them for a short amount of time and then sold them for a large profit. On 3rd September 1929 the stock market reached an all-time high. ...read more.


In 1928 before the depression the Nazis occupied just 12 seats in the Reichstag, however just 4 years later in 1932 this figure had risen to 230 seats or 37.3% of the total seats in the Reichstag. Without the Wall Street Crash the Nazi Party would have remained a minority party for an indefinite amount of time. It was only because the Nazis had such a large percentage of the vote that Hitler was even considered for chancellorship. Although the Nazi Policies were popular, without the Depression there would have been no chance the Nazi vote would rise so suddenly. During Adolf Hitler?s rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s the Nazi Party made countless promises to various potential voters in order to secure more votes. Many of these were lies however some were carried out when the Nazis came to power. In the early 1920s Hitler mad a lot of promises to very powerful people, especially business men, to secure their financial and political support. ...read more.


He made so many promises that everyone in Germany had a reason to vote Nazi. Another Nazi strategy that Hitler used was to drop a promise as soon as a potential voter did not like it. This became apparent when Hitler gave a speech in which he mentioned the nationalisation of various industries. When he heard that businessmen were not so keen on this idea he immediately dropped it and pretended he had never mentioned it in the first place. This way they were able to appeal to every German without isolating any area of the vote. Although t Nazi promises did contribute to Hitler becoming Chancellor in 1933 I do not think it was the main reason. Without the Wall Street Crash Hitler would not have gained such a large percentage of the vote, and therefore would not have been considered for the job at all. Also, many of the promises that the German people liked would not have been made if there had not been a depression. ...read more.

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