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How and why did Hitler become Chancellor of Germany in 1933?

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Hitler's Rise to Power Question: How and why did Hitler become Chancellor of Germany in 1933? In 1929 the Wall Street crash had affected nearly every country in Europe particularly Germany. Germany had suffered terrible loses and their economy was in very bad shape. About five million people in Germany at the time were unemployed and inflation levels were so high that people could barely by their own food. Many people had also moved on to live on the streets and starve to death since they had no money to afford a place to live and eat. Germany was generally in turmoil and there seemed to be absoulutly no sign of any improvement. Hitler on the other hand saw this as another great opportunity to gain control of Germany. He would obviously not try another Putsch since he recalled what the end result was the last time he tried it. He would have to take power democratically (although he absolutely hated democracy). ...read more.

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Support from the industries made the Nazis very profitable and the surplus money that they obtained would go into the future development of Germany. Technology Technology was used to gain publicity. The Nazis found extremely useful since it could redouble their use of propaganda. The Nazis were able to send radio broadcasts, millions of election posters, rallies, parades and marches, which carried the Nazi message into every town and home in Germany. Technology was extremely useful it really helped the Nazis in many ways to be on top of their opponents. Unfortunately Technology would not have really been more important than organization, propaganda and Industrial support since without those three features the use of technology wouldn't even exist. Promises for a brighter future Hitler was able to gain the support of the public by promising a refined and modernized Germany if he were to take power. He told the public that there would be jobs for everybody and no one in Germany would be unemployed since there would always be jobs for any individual regardless of who they were. ...read more.

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He made it look as if the opposition was trying to take Germany apart and that they were useless in every aspect. On 30th January 1933 Hitler had eventually achieved his goal and became Chancellor. Hitler was a very smart individual. He learnt from his previous mistakes and made sure that everything went according to plan. All the above reasons show why Hitler eventually became chancellor and took power. Each reason is unique in its own way and if Hitler didn't include even one of these features in his rise to power than he would have never actually achieved his goal. I feel that organization was the most important reason why he took power. I feel this since organization was the foundation to his whole plan. If he did not organize his ideas and tried to seize power of Germany then his opposition would have definitely crushed him. It would have enabled his opposition to get on top of him. Hitler had already felt this when he attempted the Munich Putsch, which was a complete failure. He learnt and he didn't make the same mistake again. By, Viraj Shrivastva 10CG ...read more.

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