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"Popular support was the man support for Hitler becoming Chancellor in 1933" How far do you agree with this statement?

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"Popular support was the man support for Hitler becoming Chancellor inn 1933" How far do you agree with this statement? Many people argue that Hitler became Chancellor in 1933 because of several reasons such as; he was a protest vote against the current Weimar government or because of the agreement made between Ludendorff and Von Papen to make Hitler chancellor so they could control him. They also suggest that he became Chancellor because of popular support. Hitler was seen as an amazing public speaker and he used mass propaganda and mass rallies to get his point across. He captured the imagination of Germany as a nation, who saw him as the person to make them a great country again. One reason he might have become Chancellor was the fact that the Weimar government was weak and the different parties were constantly fighting between each other. ...read more.


In the 1930 elections, the Nazi party gained 95 seats in the Reichstag. Their seats rocketed from 12 seats in 1928 to 107 seats after the 1930 election. However in the 2 years between the elections, the number of unemployed people rose by over 100% from 1.3 million people to 3 million people. This was caused by the Great Depression in 1929 which caused all of the world economies to collapse. People started to move towards the other parties mainly extremist left or right wing parties mainly either the Communist Party or the Nazi Party. They chose the Nazis because they offered jobs and to restore German glory to that of the time of the Kaiser. This didn't help the fact that people were having increasingly little faith in the Social Democrat party who had the slim majority in the Reichstag. ...read more.


If they wouldn't have made Hitler chancellor in 1933, at the next election, the Nazis would have lost more seats and then eventually they may have faded out because they lost 34 seats between the July 1932 and November 1932 elections and they were starting to lose popular support. In my opinion popular support did play a part in Hitler becoming chancellor in 1933 but the Nazi party started to lose popular support and if Ludendorff would have stood against the Nazis they would have faded out because they started to lose support. Hitler would have slowly faded out from German politics. In summery popular support did play a part in Hitler rising to power but in 1931 he asked to be made Chancellor but he was refused and untimely it was Von Papen and Ludendorff who made him Chancellor and without them doing so, it would have been near impossible for him to come to power. ...read more.

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