Hitler Became Chancellor In June 1933 Because He Was Leader Of The Most Popular Party In Germany? How Far Do You Agree?

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To begin, I believe that despite that the Nazi party was indeed the most popular party in Germany it was not the sole reason for Hitler becoming chancellor in June 1933. The Nazi's had the highest number of seats and votes in both elections in 1932 and this is conclusive evidence that the Nazi's were the most popular party in Germany at the time.

However, the Nazi's only became popular like this because of the Wall Street Crash and Great Depression that followed. When the Wall Street Crash occurred it had a sever effect on Germany as the loans that America was providing Germany with were no longer being given out, this had a crippling effect on Germany's economy. Unemployment in Germany ...view middle of the document...

Hitler was a powerful and inspiring speaker and he instilled hope into he German public in a seemingly hopeless period. Hitler was also forward thinking, he sold radio's for very cheap with Nazi propaganda channels to help improve the party's popularity. Hitler also, in 1932, flew by aeroplane to 20 cities in a week to make various speeches, this and the use of the cheap radio portrayed Hitler and the Nazi's as a modern, forward thinking party that would bring Germany out of bad times.

However, I believe that the biggest reason as to why Hitler became Chancellor in June 1933 was because of the deal that Von Papen made with the Hitler. Hitler needed a political deal to become chancellor because his party did not have a majority in the Reichstag. This means that the fact that Hitler was leader of the most popular party in Germany is not the main reason he became chancellor because despite this he needed a political deal with the Centre party to gain a majority and become Chancellor. Von Papen was angry at Von Schleicher for...

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