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Why was Hitler able to come to power in 1933 and not by 1929?

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Why was Hitler able to come to power in 1933 and not by 1929? In 1929 Germany was in disastrous problems with the depression and the death of Gustav Stresemann. This would seem the perfect opportunity for Hitler to seize power, however after the lessons he had learnt from the Munich putsch he knew that violence was not the answer, so he had would have to get in by other means; mainly by votes, as Hitler says in Mein Kampf-"We will keep out noses out of parliament till the time is right*", also by canvassing for votes, using propaganda and speech Hitler would try to get into parliament. However Hitler also knew he would need a bit of help form inside. Four years after 1929 in January 1933 Hitler became Chancellor and in March he practically had full dictatorial power. Propaganda had never been used before in Germany, but Hitler who loved the British propaganda decided to use it, using propaganda and Hitler's amazing speaking abilities, alongside many other Nazi strengths, the German people would certainly turn and look at the Nazis as a good party to vote for. ...read more.

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In this time of turmoil Weimar was very weak and vulnerable to any opposing parties, there was even friction between members of parliament and failure to co-operate with each other. Another depression happened after the golden era causing unemployment and much more making people unhappy, it was the second time it has happened in the time of the Weimar republic and people wanted a solution, extreme situations require extreme solutions. This phrase is also appropriate to the attitudes of the German people to democratic parties, they were fed up and wanted a change, and they turned to Hitler. Weimar was also generally very weak, one of the major weakness was Article 48, which gave the president absolute control over Germany if there was he need to, this led to instability and a poor Government/Constitution. Many other factors helped Hitler come to power; some just happened to be at the right place at the right time and others needed a bit of help from people. After the Munich Putsch in 1923 Hitler had learnt a lesson not to use violence to take over the country but by voting and getting the people on his side. ...read more.

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However Hitler and the Nazis would probably have never come to power if it hadn't been for the opposition they were up against. At the time Weimar were very weak with barely no support from the people due to the fact that they hadn't dealt with the depression, also they had never done anything about the treaty of Versailles and many members argued inside their own party. The biggest mistake Weimar made was due to their lack and weakness of leadership, so Hitler became Chancellor because they thought they could control him, however they were extremely mistaken as Hitler was now in the position he had waited for about ten years for. Because of not being in this position in 1929 Hitler could not have not come to power without the use of force or violence, but now in 1933 he was in power and had got to this position without the use of force or violence, but by political means. Only a few months after being in this position Hitler practically had full dictatorial powers. *It is this, or it is very similar. Austin Harper L10 B ...read more.

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