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Adolf Hitler

What factors helped Hitler come to power?

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June 19, 2012 3:29PM

These are all things that helped Hitler come to power

Nazi Strenghts:

- Hitler's speaking skills

- Propaganda campaigns

- Violent treatment of their opponents

- Their criticism of the Weimar system of government

- Nazi policies

- Support from big business

Opponents' weaknesses:

- Failure to deal with the depression

- Failure to co-operate with one another

- Attitudes of Germans to the democratic parties

Other factors:

- Weakness of the Weimar Republic

- Scheming of Hindenburg and von Papen

- The impact of the depression

- The Treaty of Versailles

- Memories of the problems of 1923