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1. Choose any one reason from the list to explain how it contributed to Hitler?s rise to power. By November 1923 Hitler thought he was strong enough to take over the Bavarian government, he hijacked a local government meeting and exposed his idea. Ludendorff supported Hitler. Nazis took over official buildings but the police rounded the up. Hitler run off in a car while the others stayed fighting for him. This event didn?t contribute to Hitler?s rise to power in the short-term as he found people wouldn?t support him, he was arrested and charged with treason. ...read more.


The government did not know what to do so in July 1930 Chancellor Brüning cut government spending, wages and unemployment pay. He could not get the Reichstag to agree with his actions, so President Hindenburg used Article 48 to pass the measures without consulting the Reichstag. The anger helped the Nazis to gain more support. Many workers turned to communism, which frightened wealthy businessmen, who financed Hitler's campaigns. Many middle-class people, scared by the failure of democracy, decided that the country needed a strong leader. Most people blamed it all on the Treaty of Versailles and reparation payments. By July 1932, elections were held, the Nazis obtained 230 seats. ...read more.


In January 1933, Hindenburg and Von Papen came up with a plan to get the Nazis on their side by offering to make Hitler vice-chancellor. He refused and demanded them to make him chancellor. They agreed, thinking they would be able to control him. In January 1933, Hitler became chancellor, and immediately thought about making himself absolute ruler of Germany using Article 48 by bypasssing the Reichstag. Hitler was a great speaker, with the power to make people support and beleive him.The other political parties didn?t work together, although this way they would have more support than the Nazis had and Goebbels' propaganda campaign was very effective and it won support for the Nazis. ...read more.

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