How and why did Hitler become chancellor?

I missed a history lesson at school because I was ill! This is what they did, but I thought I should perhaps swot up, so I know what they are talking about next lesson. Help!

Asked By: big_friendly_giant01 - 11/28/2006
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On the night of January 30, 1933, the Nazis organized a massive torchlight parade in Berlin to celebrate the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor of Germany. When Adolf Hitler walked into the presidential office of Paul von Hindenburg to become chancellor, the old gentleman was so annoyed he would hardly look at him... More
Answered By: Lisa H - 11/28/2006
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He was elected in 1933. Germany had basically been isolated in the aftermath of WW1 and this gave rise to extremist politics. Hitler got in on the ticket of making Germany great again. Unfortunately we know what happened afterwards, but we've not realy learned the lesson that isolating countries gives rise to extremism... More
Answered By: little_jo_uk - 11/28/2006
He was voted in. Scary.
Answered By: stfn314 - 11/28/2006
The Nazis devised an election strategy which led them to go from 3% to 18% of the vote in 1930 (a large slice, having regard to the fragmented politics in Germany at the time). However, Hitler refused to enter a coalition Government and the Nazis joined with the Communists in fomenting civil unrest in the years 1931-... More
Answered By: rdenig_male - 11/28/2006
There's actually a lot of information to answer that question. In the 1930s, Germany was suffering from the Great Depression almost worse than the United States because of all of the financial debt placed on them after World War I. With each election after the Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, the National Socialists... More
Answered By: coolpyrofreak - 11/28/2006
How---he was elected. Why---He wanted to run Germany. Those are the short answers. Why was he elected is because he ran on a platform that promised to restore Germany's greatness. His Party (National Socialist German Workers Party---abbreviated as Nazi) had a armed wing that helped suppress anti-nazi votes. After the... More
Answered By: afsm666 - 11/28/2006
Hitler was elected Chancellor, in the German elections of 1932 because his party recieved the most votes of any party in the election, he became fuhrer in 1934 after the death of president Hindenbergh.
Answered By: asmith1022_2006 - 11/28/2006
He was voted in power legally and that's when the German government slowly descended into Hell in a bucket.
Answered By: chrstnwrtr - 11/28/2006
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