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Were Hitler's skills as a Leader the most important reason why he came to power in January 1933?

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Were Hitler's skills as a Leader the most important reason why he came to power in January 1933? I believe that Hitler's skills as a leader were one of the reasons he was brought to power, but there are many other characteristics of his to consider as well as this one. Some of these other attributes are listed below: Hitler's personal skills also helped him in his fight to the top. He was a great speaker and when he spoke, everybody listened. He sometimes spoke several times a day, moving from town to town seemingly tireless. Hitler also possessed the quality to make everybody listen to him; he would manipulate the people to arouse their emotions. ...read more.

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The Nazi party also received support from many other parties that had collapsed, or were on the verge of collapse. One of these parties was the DNVP, The National Party. The upper class and part of the middle class normally supported them; but this changed as Hitler copied there polices and gained a lot of their seats. The two parties worked closely together. An example of this was the leader of the DNVP, Alfred Hugenburg allowed the Nazis to publish their polices in his newspapers. This meant that the Nazis could put across their ideas to the whole of Germany. The NSDAP also gained many votes from other parties such as The Peoples party and The Democrats. ...read more.

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This caused the collapse of many businesses and a sudden increase in unemployment. The Germans were also scared of a communist revolution; so many middle, upper and working class people sided with the extreme right, instead of the extreme left. This meant that Hitler gained more votes and had a better chance of getting into the Reichstag. Overall I think that Hitler's leadership skills were important, but there were other factors to him getting into power, such as the state of the Weimar republic and the economic state of other countries (i.e. America and the wall street crash). I feel one of the main reasons of Hitler's rise to power was his personal attributes. All of these things put together made a fatal attraction to Adolf Hitler, thus showing him the way to the Reichstag. Andy Sellers 10.2.1 MCI 10 MWY 28/04/2007 ...read more.

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