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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.

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