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Why did Hitler become Chancellor in January 1933?

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Why did Hitler become Chancellor in January 1933? There are several reasons why Hitler became Chancellor in January 1933 but one of the main reasons is because Franz von Papen and Hindenburg made him Chancellor themselves as they thought he would be harmless as a chancellor because his popularity was at that point going down already. They also thought that they could control him but at that moment they made a huge mistake because they could never control Hitler as he was simply much too clever and had to greater ideas. There were reasons why Hitler became chancellor that were out of the Nazi control like Von Papen and Hindenburg appointing him chancellor. Also if the socialists and the Communists had worked together they would have easily got more seats in the Reichstag together than the Nazis. They also both did not want Hitler to become very powerful since he wanted the opposite than what they both wanted. ...read more.


The Nazis also held a lot of rally's which helped to get themselves well known all over the country. They also gave the people scapegoats, the scapegoats they gave were the communists. The Nazis got some of their S.A. to dress casually and go around the country starting fights with communists so that it made it look like they were starting a revolution. This would help Hitler because the people would need someone anti-communist to stop the communists and take over; Hitler was the man for this job which was what he had been hoping for. The belief that the communists were starting a revolution started when the Reichstag building was burnt down and the man who was found running away with a box of matches was in fact a communist. Hitler also got the German people to favour himself by making very effective promises. ...read more.


If it wasn't for the failures of these 3 main people Hitler may have not even become Chancellor and World War 2 would never have happened maybe. All of the factors which I have talked about above contributed to each other in getting Hitler being made Chancellor. E.g. If there had been no hyper-inflation then no one would have voted for Hitler and the Nazis while they were happy because there was no reason to. Also if Von Papen and Hindenburg had not worked together to make Hitler Chancellor and had not thought they could control him then he would never have even been considered to be made Chancellor. If even one of these factors had not have happened then Hitler would never have been as famous as he is today as he might not even have become more than an extreme left wing party leader. So all of the points/factors I have mentioned all worked together an contributed towards Hitler being appointed Chancellor. By Luke Bowen History ...read more.

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