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In a way, yes.

Germany uses a form of parliamentary governance, similar to what many other countries, including Britain and Canada. In a parliamentary government, the party that holds the most seats in the parliament typically gets to choose one of their members to be the prime minister. It is very different from the United States, where Congress and the President are almost totally separate.

In short, Hitler made a political alliance with two other right-wing parties in 1933. Under this coalition, on January 30, 1933, Hitler was appointed chancellor (prime minister) by the President (who functions similar to the Queen in Britain- largely ceremonial but technically very powerful). After the appointment, Hitler arranged for elections in March.

Just before the elections, the Reichstag (Parliament) building was set on fire. Hitler convinced the President that Communists were about to start a rebellion, and the President made a special emergency law that allowed Hitler to arrest Communists. Hitler did so, but abused the law, and also arrested political opponents. He also had his own Nazi "Brownshirts" attack and intimidate people into voting for the Nazi Party.

When the elections were held, Hitler's coalition was able to win a super-majority in the Reichstag; winning the election meant Hitler was now secure in his position as chancellor. With a super-majority, the coalition could pass any laws they wanted- including amendments to the constitution. The coalition almost immediately passed the "Enabling Act", which amended the constitution to basically give almost all government power to Hitler himself.

At this point, Hitler had become the dictator of Germany. He still had to consolidate his position, and eliminate any remaining political opponents (including the other right-wing parties that he had just been allied with; and even some Nazis who he distrusted). He also changed the government to better fit his political views. Once the President died in August 1934, Hitler was the undisputed master of Germany. He did not hold elections for a new president- instead, he merged the office of chancellor with the office of president, creating a new position, "Fuehrer" ("Leader"), which only Hitler himself held.

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In what year was Hitler elected to power?

he was elected in 1933

When Hitler rose to power?

Hitler was elected as the Chancellor of Germany in 1933.

Why was Hitler able to come to power in Germany?

He was elected.

When did Hitler come into power?

He was elected Chancellor in 1933.

What year was Hitler elected to power in Germany?

Hitler was appointed Chancellor on 30 January 1933.

What year did Adolf Hitler and his National Socialists came into power?

Hitler was elected chancellor in 1933.

What was 1 difference in the way that Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini each came to power?

Hitler was elected, Mussolini took power.

Why do the Nazis had power?

Hitler was elected by his people (the Germans) that's why the National Socialists had power.

What year did Hitler get elected?

In 1933, Adolf Hitler was elected!

Did Hitler seize power through force or election?

Both. He was elected but he killed people who opposed him and elected his own men in.

Was Hitler elected or did he seized power?

A bit of Both, Hitler had high power in the Reichstag but only because he bullied people ito getting what he wanted. However, it was the President of Germany at the time who promoted Hitler to chancellor.

Why was Adolf Hitler put in charge of Germany anyway?

Democracy - the power of the people - he was elected. Then the elected members decided to make him leader for life.

What was Hitler elected for?

He was elected to be the Chancellor of Germany.

What Were The Consequences Of The Beer Hall Putsch?

Hitler wrote mein Kampf. Hitler realised that he would not gain power by rebellion. He began a new strategy - to gain power by being elected.

How Mussolini and Hitler were elected?

I think that they weren't elected.

Was Hitler elected by one vote?

Actually yes Hittler was elected by one vote in 1923. One vote put him in power and then in turn he ruled as a dictator.

Why did hitler want to take over germany?

Hitler was elected to office in Germany. He had sought political power for several years, for the same reasons that most people seek political office- love of power.

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What type of government did Germany have before Hitler came into power?

It was a democracy, as Hitler was the democratically elected leader, he even assumed his status as 'dictator' through the democratic process.

Was Hitler elected or was he a dictator?

Hitler was both elected and was a dictator. In the late 1920s and early 1930s Hitler created the nazi party. He promised things such as jobs for everyone and eventually gained enough support to be elected.

How did Hitler come to power and begin World War 2?

WWII means the world war the world was fighting a war. and Hitler was elected in 1933 as German leader then the government handed power over to the Nazi party.

Did Adolf Hitler persecute jews?

Yes. Hitler used the Jewish question as a means to political power. Once he was elected, he appointed people to clear the jews from countries he invaded.

Was Adolf Hitler elected?

He was appointed

When did Hitler get appointed to lead Germany?

Hitler wasn't "appointed" he was elected in 1933.

What if Hitler wasnt a dictator?

Technically, Hitler wasn't a dictator because he was elected.