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There are many reasons why Hitler came to power in 1933.

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There are many reasons why Hitler came to power in 1933. These reasons can be categorised in a variety of ways. One of the most important categories is the political. Lots of the other reasons stem from Hitler joining the Nazi Party on 14th September 1919. Hitler was a soldier in the Great War and was horrified when the German government signed the treaty of Versailles on 28th June 1919. He, like many other German soldiers felt that Germany was capable of winning the war. Hitler despised the government for giving in to the Allies and signing a treaty so unfair and detrimental to the future of Germany as a powerful country. Hitler felt unable to stand back while his country's economical and geographical wealth and power was given up so he joined a party that promised to ignore the Treaty of Versailles, the Nazi Party. It didn't take long until Hitler was leader of the Party. At first the Nazis did not have much public support, gaining less than a million votes in the elections of December 1924. Because of proportional representation they did have seats in the Reichstag but never enough to form a government. ...read more.

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His policies not only failed to end the depression, they also angered many people in high places, such as business men and land owners, Taking advantage of Br�ning's unpopularity, a senior army officer, General Schleicher, persuaded Hindenburg to sack him. Another Centre Party politician, Franz von Papen, took his place. Papen's government failed in a November election. The election gave Papen even fewer seats, so he went to Hindenburg with a new plan. He suggested closing down the Reichstag, governing by decree, and using the army to crush any opposition. Hindenburg agreed. At this point, however, General Schleicher threw an obstacle in Papen's way. He told Hindenburg that Papen's plan would provoke the extreme parties. In short there would be a civil war. As no government can exist without the army's support, Papen resigned and Scleicher took over. He lasted 2 months. Two Chancellors had come to power in 8 months. Hindenburg now had to offer the job to the leader of the largest party. Hitler became chancellor on 30th January 1933. Hitler was now in power. On the 27th February 1933 the Reichstag was set on fire. There are different theories as to who started the fire. ...read more.

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When President Hindenburg died Hitler declared himself F�hrer and Reich Chancellor. On the same day all of the army swore an oath recognising Hitler as their leader. Until 1933 the local state governments ran most schools in Germany. After the Nazis took power, control of the schools was taken the states and given to a Ministry of Education in Berlin. Many changes followed including the sacking of all Jewish teachers. Courses in history, politics, racial hygiene were introduced. RE was scrapped and PE doubled. Outside school, the Nazi party took control of Germany's many youth clubs. A law of 1936 merged all youth groups into the "Hitler Youth Movement". Two further laws made membership compulsory. Nearly everyone belonged to the Hitler Youth. These laws practically guaranteed that everyone in Germany would always vote for the Nazis because they were indoctrinated. I think that the most important factors are Hitler joining the Nazi Party and the election of 1933. I think that these two events are the most important in Hitler's rise to power. If he had not joined the Nazi party he wouldn't have been able to lead it and, without Hitler, the Nazi party was nothing. The election gave the party power. I think that if Hitler had not joined the Nazi Party that there would have been a communist revolution in Germany because the Weimar Republic was unable to cope with so many problems. ...read more.

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