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Why Did Hitler Become Chancellor In 1933?

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Why Did Hitler Become Chancellor In 1933? After over ten years of trying, in 1933 Hitler and the Nazis had almost fulfilled their goal to hold all power in Germany. The Nazis were by far the most powerful party in the Reichstag holding the most seats, and Hitler being made Chancellor, but it wasn't that simple, in fact it was very complicated. There were several big contributors to Hitler becoming Chancellor. The Great Depression, one the worst times for Germany, and countries across the world. Germany was the worst hit country because America had to recall it's big loans it had given Germany as they could no longer afford it, this meant Germany could not afford to reparations to the allies. Germany was running at half it's normal production so that made things even worse. Six and a half million people were unemployed at the time and one third of the population were living off Government benefit, which also meant less money to pay the allies. ...read more.

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They tried to cause as much chaos as possible without making it obvious it was them because chaos caused democracy to fail. The Nazis tactics were to try and make it as obvious as they could they were carrying out their propaganda to try and deceive people they were honest and true, and won more votes through this. Hitler was dedicated to careful planning of his tactics to make sure everything would work, so the more power the Nazis had, the more chance Hitler stood becoming Chancellor and one step closer to ruling Germany. The Nazi ideas were often fanatical and eccentric, usually affecting a lot of people. The strongest idea was most likely to be the strong hatred they had for the Jews. They were considered to be an annoyance in building the perfect race for the Germans. Along with the Jews, the Nazis also hated communism and communists. Both of these people the Nazis wanted to get rid of, and soon did their supporters. ...read more.

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He sees his chance to win back power. He secretly agrees to work with Hitler. Hitler will become Chancellor. Von Papen will be in the Cabinet. 22nd January - Von Papen ask Hindenburg to make Hitler Chancellor. Hindenburg refuses. 28th January - Von Schleicher finally has to admit defeat in raising support in the Reichstag. He has to resign. 30th January - Hindenburg want von Papen back but is advised that reappointing such an unpopular Chancellor might trigger a movement against Hindenburg himself. Von Papen convinces Hindenburg that as long as there were only a limited amount of Nazis in the Cabinet, then even with Hitler as Chancellor the most extreme Nazis policies could be resisted. He also warns that the alternative is a Nazis revolt and a civil war. Hindenburg had no choice but to appoint Hitler as Chancellor and appoints Von Papen as Vice-Chancellor. It may have taken a long time for Hitler to become Chancellor and a lot of niggling but once he was there he was then in control of German even with the Reichstag and President Hindenburg still around. ...read more.

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