• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

What factor brought Hitler to power in Jan 1933?

Extracts from this document...


What factor brought Hitler to power in Jan 1933? Hitler became chancellor in January 1933. By March he had full dictatorial power. The impact of the depression on the German people gave help to the rise of Hitler. It Hitler's biggest help coming to power, however it wasn't the only factor. Hitler had good speaking abilities, which helped him win over the public. His use of force with the SA also contributed in his rise. Hitler also used the weakness of government signing of the Versailles treaty to bring down the Weimar Republic. With all these advantages on his side, and with the depression hitting Germany in 1929, it was just a matter of time before Hitler would become chancellor. The depression weakened the Weimar government because: 1.Most Germans judged their country by its economic success, so it was failing the presumed the country was too. ...read more.


As a result of 1929, Hitler became remarkably popular. He made promises to the military and to industrialists saying that he would return Germany back to greatness once again. Hitler exploited the depression so he could gain the support he needed to gain control of the Germany. Hitler was a very skilful speaker and would motivate the German people. Hitler's speaking skills and his personality were crucial to his success. He would travel all over Germany speaking to people at rallies, in which the Nazi party would set up. Hitler's capability to capture and audience gave him an advantage when the German people were looking for a strong leader during the depression. The Nazis managed to convince the German people that they could solve all of Germanys problems because of the well organised tactics they used.1. Hitler used propaganda to win over the German people and the ministry of propaganda was set up. ...read more.


They quarrelled among themselves instead of uniting to fight the Nazi challenge. In 1932 Help came to Hitler in the most surprising way. General Von Schleicher stopped supporting Von Papen and decided he himself should become chancellor. This triggered off a power struggle between Von schleicher & Von Papen, which ended in them handing power to Hitler. This is how it happened. On the 3rd of December Hindenburg reluctantly appoints Schleicher Chancellor. On the 4th January Von Papen sees his chance to seize power. He privately agrees to work with Hitler, Hitler will be chancellor Von Papen will be in the cabinet. On the 22nd Of Jan Hindenburg refuses to make Hitler chancellor. On the 28th Von Schleicher finally admits defeat in raising support in the Reichstag, he resigns. On the 30th Jan Hindenburg Is advised not to appoint Von Papen chancellor as he is unpopular. Von Papen persuades Hindenburg to appoint Hitler Chancellor as long as there are a limited number of Nazis in the cabinet. Hitler is appointed chancellor and Von Papen Vice Chancellor ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Germany 1918-1939 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Germany 1918-1939 essays

  1. The economic depression was the most important factor in Hitler's rise to power, discuss.

    Without an efficient propaganda machine the Nazi alternatives would never have been able to be promoted in such a way that Hitler could make gains in terms of support using them. For example, harnessing the SA as a militant organisation against the communists, or campaigning against the Young Plan with their belief on the November Criminals.

  2. Why was Hitler appointed Chancellor in 1933?

    The economic depression worldwide brought about the collapse of international trade. Foreign investors in Germany withdrew their funds and many Germans sent their money abroad in order to save it from being lost by the collapse of the German banks.

  1. adolf hitler

    first few months of the war he genuinely believed that Britain would still negotiate a peace settlement. For most of the war Hitler lived underground in a concrete shelter at his headquarters in East Prussia. It was here that Hitler controlled the German war effort.

  2. The weak Weimar government was a major factor in Hitler rise to power, however ...

    The nazis promised to return Germany back to its former glory, this particularly was focused on the rural and agricultural sector of German society were eager to find someone to blame. As Geoff Spencely stated "The Nazis adopted the slogan 'Blood and Soil' and offered the discontented rural community a scapegoat in the form of Jews.

  1. Weimar, 1929 - 1933

    The Br�ning Government On March 28th, 1930, on the advice of army leaders, President Hindenburg appointed Heinrich Br�ning as Chancellor. This was done without consulting the major parties, so Br�ning had no automatic majority support in the Reichstag. At the time of appointment, Hindenburg made it clear to Br�ning

  2. Thr opposition of the Church.

    Much of their legal and structural demise can be viewed as self inflicted. The Communist like many other groups are held at least partially responsible for Hitler's rise to power and his subsequent political victory. Had they been able to see past political differences with the Social Democrats they may

  1. What was the most important factor in Hitlers rise to power as Chancellor in ...

    ruthless persecution of the honest national opposition? was undoubtedly popular and further increased the hatred of Weimar. This shows that the Treaty of Versailles was directly responsible not only for the rise in popularity of extremism but also for the failure of Weimar as a whole, as Weimar had to be successful enough to prevent people from voting for extremism.

  2. Assess the role played by conservative elites in propelling Hitler to power in Jan ...

    The people believed that the current government was too cautious and dull to maintain order, and that the Nazi party provided a strong, decisive government, with a leader in Hitler, who possessed extraordinary political abilities. By July 1932 the Nazi's were the largest single party, but Hitler could not gain

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work