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How was Hitler able to become chancellor by 1933?

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Leyoh Amion 10S History How was Hitler able to become chancellor by 1933? Hitler was a charismatic and influential man with fantastic orator skills and the ability to bring energy and enthusiasm to his words. These skills helped him along his journey to the top because of the power they gave him. With his strong and forceful speeches he was able to sway people into his way of thinking, his motivational speeches attracted audiences and he gained many supporters at rallies. The Nazi tactics were also very effective in gaining them support and finally aiding Hitler in becoming chancellor. They had an effective propaganda campaign, which consisted of leaflets, radio broadcasts and parades to raise support and awareness of the Nazi's. They demonstrated violent treatment of their opposition. The SA was a brutal force who was employed to protect the Nazi's and in doing this they suppressed and attacked the Communists and Socialists. ...read more.


Even though the Weimar Government offered all people regardless of class a vote and the right to a say, had stabilised the German economy and were beginning to rebuild Germany and the esteem of the people, they still had weaknesses. The System was so balanced that it was difficult for one group to govern alone for more than 3 months and this caused confusion and conflict when it can to the deciding of matters. Chancellors were often appointed because of friendship with the President and not because of their ability, they were not well supported and were treated with suspicion in the Reichstag. The president relied heavily on his ability to make decisions without the consultation of the Reichstag and after 1929 the problem of unemployment could not be solved through democratic means. These weaknesses made the Weimar unsteady and unconfident, this made it easier for the Nazi Party when they were in the Reichstag to make grasps for power. ...read more.


Hindenburg was anxious to appoint a Chancellor who had the support of the Reichstag, as the current chancellor Schleicher was unpopular and unless there was a dramatic change the democratic system of Government would fail. Hindenburg and his advisor schemed and came to the conclusion that Hitler would be the ideal Chancellor. He was favourable within the Reichstag and although he had extremist demands and great influence, they thought that they would be able to control and suppress this if the council made all of the decisions that were mainly conservative. For Hindenburg and his advisors Hitler would essentially be a puppet on a string. They had misjudged and miscalculated the situation. They had the impression that Hitler was popular, but they had no idea, the sort of following he had and the impact he had made on the people of Germany with his clever tactics and effective elimination of opposition. He was an extraordinary leader that they had underestimated and his sieve for power and gain of it was now inevitable. ...read more.

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