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Why did the Nazis come to power in Germany in 1933?

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BCSE History Why did the Nazis come to power in Germany in 1933? Caroline Cook There are many difference reasons why the Nazis were able to come to power in 1933, but it is the chain of events and reasons which put the Nazi party into power. Possibly if chance times of events were different, the Nazi party would not have come to power at all. As I already said there are many reasons why the Nazi party were able to come to power, in this piece of course work, I aim to investigate each of them. The leader of The Nazi party Adolf Hitler was one of the most crucial factors he was the push that put the Nazis in power. Hitler had amazing leadership skills, and was a politician with skills way before his times. Hitler was a very talented public speaker, he encouraged and mesmerized crowds of people and this was something rare. Hitler was able to preach his theories and made people believe in them, as when he was speaking he put full emotion shouting at the top of his voice and raising his hands. This gave Hitler the charisma which made people draw to him because he was a little bit different from the rest. When publicising his views to the people Hitler hired a plane so he could see many villages and towns in one day and meet the people, this was also very different. ...read more.

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Lastly he wrote "Mein Kamph" this was his beliefs and was used as a bible in the Nazi party. If he hadn't failed the Munich putsch he would have probably tried somewhere else and got a life sentence and there for would not have come into power. Another key event that happened by chance which helped the Nazis party come to power was the burning of the Reichstag. The elections were going to be in a week it was 27th of February and the building was burned down. Since 1930 all chancellors were to rule by decree which was in article 48 in the Weimar constitution. President Hindenburg did not give Hitler the chance to do this, but when the Reichstag was burnt to the ground Hitler declared that it was a state of emergency. Hitler used part of this article so he was able to allow the police arrest innocent people without warrant. Hours after the fire Hitler managed to arrest approximately 4,000 communists. In these last few days of election it was only the Nazis and nationalists who were able to campaign. People viewed Hitler for being a man with action, and thought that Hitler was the man to pull Germany out f the depression. Many people viewed the Reichstag as a symbol of the before greatness of Germany, and the burning of it was an insult to the nationalist and of course democracy. ...read more.

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Without one of these it is unlikely that Hitler ir the nazi party would have come into power at all each factor takes a crucial role to the steps in which the Nazis came into power. These factors are: The Nazis had a strong leader with great oratory and brilliant leadership skills, the treaty of Versailles hitler used this in his campaign saying he could reverse it and was able to blame the Weimar to blame it all on. Next there was the great depression where people needed someone new and a plan of action people turned to hitler and associated the old government for the problems. The Munich putsch gave hitler a lot of publicity and tort hitler many lessons how he should gain power. The burning of the Reischtag showed people how hitler showed action and put the blame on the communists. The weakness of the Weimar government was yet another factor which persuaded the people that they needed change and hitler and the Nazis had it. Lastly the decision o von papen and hindenburg to appoint hitler as chancellor, they had no idea how strong a man hitler was and he wouldn't be influenced by a majority of non-nazis. All these factors pushed hitler into power but if the chance events happened at difference times such as the wall street crash then it is almost certain that the Nazis would not have come into power. ...read more.

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