The Reasons For Adolf Hitler 's Rise Of Power As The Chancellor Of Germany

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The reasons for Adolf Hitler’s rise to power as the Chancellor of Germany in January 1933, as the leader of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP or Nazi party), have been widely studied and debated. There are numerous biographies about Hitleras hundreds, if not thousands, of people attempt to discover new information to understand just how he was able to become such a powerful figure. It can be argued that Hitler was a key factor in starting the Second World War and he was certainly accountable for the millions of deaths that occurred in his death camps. It is for these reasons that so many people are fascinated by his incredible rise to power and why it is vital to understand how extremist parties have gained support in the past as they still exist, and can thrive, in the present. As the recent economic recession in the United Kingdom has demonstrated, there has been a small rise in support for far right and left wing parties, whilst countries, such as North Korea, are still run by totalitarian governments. Germany was facing a far worse economic crisis in 1933 than the UK’s recession that begun in 2008, and it was at this time that Hitler, after years of campaigning, was appointed Chancellor by President Hindenburg in an attempt to maintain democracy. This leads to the research question to what extent did the Great Depression Contribute to Hitler’s rise to power? Other contributing factors to Hitler’s rise to power include the terms of the Treaty of

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