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"The main reason Hitler became chancellor in 1933 was because of the policies of the Nazi party." Do you agree with this statement? Explain fully.

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"The main reason Hitler became chancellor in 1933 was because of the policies of the Nazi party." Do you agree with this statement? Explain fully I believe that the Nazi policies played a major part in the success leading to Hitler's reign as chancellor. The Nazi policies were very appealing to age groups of all generations; there were also a variety of other reasons for the success of the Nazi party and its leader Hitler, these included: the great depression, Hitler's own personal ability and personality, the increase in support for the communist party as well as the well organised propaganda campaign. The Nazi policies were extremely successful and had a widespread appeal across Germany. These policies were very appealing to the middle classes, pensioners, nationalists, militarists and especially the racists. The Weimar promised to create a strong government which would bring out order and discipline out of the chaos and instability of the depression. They promised to reverse the Treaty of Versailles, create a better Germany, as well as regain Anschluss with Austria, and find lebensraum in the ...read more.


Before all the chaos the Nazi party had been a very minority party, who people had ignored, but the depression showed a turning point and many people believed that they had no choice but to join the Nazi party. Along with the depression, Hitler's own personality was an important factor in the rise of the Nazi party. Hitler had great personal skills and was a brilliant orator, he could get big crowds of people to listen and get involved. He was very charismatic and this is what got the people involved in his campaign. Hitler's messages were always very simple and direct, he made his point very clear and this was very appealing to the nationalistic population of the German people. Another important factor was the effective use of propaganda. Hitler appointed Josef Goebbels as head of propaganda. He was a brilliant propagandist who organised and arranged all the election campaigns for Hitler, such as the Hitler over Germany campaign where he made use of the press, posters, radio, film, a number of public meetings and Hitler was the first ...read more.


There wasn't much loyalty towards the Weimar government because of the memories of the political instability and hyperinflation of 1929. However, another important factor was the fact that Von Papen and President Hindenburg were the ones who invited Hitler into power, thinking that they would be able to control him, this proved to be one of the most terrible political miscalculations in history. In conclusion, I would say that I agree that the Nazi policies was one of the most important factors in Hitler's rise to power however, there are a variety of different factors which are as equally important. I believe that all of the events which took place at the time had a major effect and welcomed the Nazis into control. I also believe that many people voted for the Nazis purely out of fear and that people were afraid to speak up against the Nazis, fearing for their lives. I also feel that if Von Papen and Hindenburg had not invited Hitler into power and that they made a very big mistake by doing so, Germany's history could have been rewritten and that the Nazi may never have gained power. ...read more.

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