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Adolf Hitler rose to power when he was released from jail, becoming the spokesperson for the poor and nationalistic German. He then became Chancellor and brought the Nazi Party to power and enforced his rules and laws.

Hitler was a brilliant speaker and politician (however he was disorganized). He was a driven, unstable man, who believed that he had been called by God to become the dictator of Germany and rule the world. This kept him going when other people might have given up. His self-belief persuaded people to believe in him. However, I do not think it was solely the brilliance of Hitler's leadership which brought the Nazis to Power.

The Treaty of Versailles, which was a peace settlement in which the Germans had no choice and were forced to sign after WW1, was an important reason why the Nazis came to power. The German general public were so angry over the Treaty and found it hard to accept the terms of it because it became a symbol of Germany's humiliation and defeat. This made the new Weimar government, who signed the Treaty, extremely unpopular and there was a lot of opposition to the government. Deep anger about the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles created an underlying bitterness to which Hitler's viciousness and expansionism appealed, so they gave him support. Hitler promised to get rid of the Treaty.

After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the US called in its loans to Germany, and the German economy collapsed. The Number of unemployed grew; people starved on the streets. In the crisis, people wanted someone to blame, and looked to extreme solutions - Hitler offered them both, and Nazi success in the elections grew. Germans turned to Nazism because they were desperate. The number of Nazi seats in the Reichstag rose from 12 in 1928 to 230 in July 1932. To Hitler, this depression was like a gift because for every problem the Nazi Party had come up with an explanation or promise.

These included; promise to get rid of the hated Weimar government and replace it with a strong leader-Hitler, a promise to get people back to work on road building and public works, and a promise to deal with a communist take-over. In a time of chaos (the depression) people chose to support Hitler because of his discipline and his promises he inflicted on the German general public. The organization of the Weimar government also helped Hitler's rise to power because of its many weaknesses; it had many enemies, it had proportional representation.

Article 48, the president had too much power and the states could be hostile to the national government. Most importantly the proportional representation helped Hitler. Proportional representation meant that the governments had to be coalitions. In November 1932, Hitler, in the Reichstag elections, the Nazi Party won 37.3% of the votes (230 seats) proving the Nazi party to be the most popular party. President Hindenburg however, despised Hitler and appointed Franz Von Papen as his chancellor.

General Von Schleicher stopped supporting Von Papen and decided he himself should become chancellor. This triggered off a power struggle between Von Schleicher and Von Papen, which ended up with them handing power to Hitler.

In the end I do not think Hitler took power at all- he was mostly given it! Hitler was not elected to the position of Chancellor in Germany. He was chosen by von Hindenburg because he had more popular support than the current Chancellor, Von Schleicher (Who only was chancellor for a short time before being forced to resign). Hitler come to power in many ways. He promised to undo the Versailles Treaty which Germany had to reparation to England and France. He also promised to to restore hope and the deal with the depression. Hitler also blamed the Jews for inflicting tragedy to Germany. Hitler was not elected , indeed he had the largest party in the reichstag but as unable to form the majority needed to become chancellor. His ascension to Premiership was due to a bitter feud between the chancellor von Papen and the army general von Schleicher. Von Schleicher declared that Von Papen had no army support and so was sacked and Von Schleicher appointed but Von Schleicher had no popular support. Meanwhile Von Papen with the support of Hindenburg's son convinced the president to make Hitler chancellor and make him Vice chancellor as Hitler had popular support. Hitler came to power as chancellor and after the death of Hindenburg he managed to pass the "enabling Act " through bribing other parties or terrorizing them. This enabling act made him legal dictator of Germany for the next 4 years. Hitler was legally elected by the German people in a legitimate election November 1932. The Nazi Party won 34.1% (a drop of 4.2% since the previous election in July 1932) of the vote, largest of any of the parties in the election. The German people had lost faith in the parties of the political center because Germany had suffered great hardships during the 1920s and was hit even harder by the Great Depression which started in 1929. The German people had lost faith in the democratic process and wanted firm leadership. They knew full well that the Nazis wanted to establish a Dictatorship (so did the communists). Thus, in the election of November 1932, the German electorate polarized to the extreme right and extreme left (the communist and socialist had a strong showing during this election). Hitler obtained the support of the German Nationalist Party, another right-wing party, which had won about 8.5% of the vote and was able to form a coalition government. President Hindenburg approved the arrangement and Hitler became Chancellor. Franz von Papen, a former chancellor and a leader of the Nationalist Party, became Vice Chancellor. The cabinet posts were divided with the Nationalists getting more posts than the Nazis. Hitler came to power in 1933 in Germany, Hitler and the Nazi party changed Germany completely, not for better, but for worse. He killed many innocent people and scared many peoples life's with horrid images. We learn about these events to educate people and show them, what happened shouldn't have happened, but we have to insure it doesn't happen again.

There are many reasons why Hitler come have come to power. Germany had just been through a war and had lost. The Treaty of Versailles made a contract for Germany which made living in Germany very hard. The people of Germany were poor and were upset with the Treaty. They wanted someone to help them out of the hole they were in.

Hitler offered them everything they wanted, the people of Germany were brainwashed with posters, radio, newspapers and leaflets. Hitler's speeches were strong and effective, the Germans liked the idea of having one strong leader. The Nazis were organised and people liked that.

Adolf Hitler never won a single election. The Nazi party had the most representatives in the Reichstag after the 1932 elections, but not a majority; it wasn't a two-party system. Hitler had run for president and lost, and he himself was never a member of the Reichstag. As leader of the most powerful party, he was named Chancellor. The Treaty of Versailles was very harsh on Germany, but they had been the aggressors in WW I, invading Belgium in 1914 as part of the Schlieffen Plan to attack France. Hitler and others promulgated a number of scapegoat myths, claiming that Germany had been sold out by the Jews and the Communists and also by Kaiser Wilhelm, who abdicated in 1918. The German military, with its aristocratic officer corps, could never admit that it had been beaten, nor could the German people, but in fact the army had sued for peace when the high command realized they needed 15,000 new recruits every month to continue fighting, but could only muster about 12,000. In four years of devastating trench warfare, they had run out of young men. To a defeated, demoralized Germany struggling through an extraordinary economic depression, Hitler seemed like a savior.

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In Germany.

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The people who supported Hitler's rise to power were the Nazi Part and the German public who believed in Hitler and the Nazi Ideal

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born 1889 but rise to power started in the 1920's

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the shattered German economy

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