Why did the weaknesses in the Weimar System help the Nazis gain support?

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Why did weaknesses in the Weimar System help Hitler and the Nazis gain support?
The dissatisfaction of the right wing began to put serious pressure on the government.
A national committee, led by the new leader of the Nationalists, Alfred Hugenburg, was
formed to fight for the Young Plan.
National Opposition drafted a law against enslavement of the German people, which
denounced any payment of reparations and demanded the punishment of any minister
agreeing to such a treaty.
The Proposal (Anti-Young Plan) gained enough signatures to be made an issue of national
referendum in December 1929 ­ National Referendum led the right wing to become united
and made them the focus of public attention.
The campaign showed clear cut benefits for Hitler:
o Party membership grew to 130,000 by the end of 1929.
o Nazism gained a national standing for the first time.
o The main rally at Nuremburg had been a great propaganda success.
o Hitler made contacts with extreme right wing.
o Access to Hugenburg's media empire.
The appointment of Brüning led to `Presidential Government'
Brüning as Chancellor marked a crucial step towards the end true Parliamentary Government
In Brüning they say a respectable Conservative figure who could offer firm leadership.
Brüning asked Hindenburg to dissolve the Reichstag and call an election in Sept 1930.
Disagreements over welfare led to the end of the last Reichstag majority coalition.
Successfully withstood the attack from `National Opposition'
Coalition was not so successful in dealing with its own internal divisions.
Issue of finance brought the Government down in March 1930.
Increase in unemployment had created a large deficit in the new national insurance scheme ­
4 major parties could not agree on how to tackle it.
Müller could no longer maintain a majority and had no option but to tender to resignation of
his government.
Nazi Propaganda promised work.
Presidential Government led people to loose faith in the Weimar Republic.
Brüning's failure to command the Reichstag led to a growth in support for extremism.
The appointment of Brüning led to `Presidential Government'
Brüning's response to the growing economic crisis led to a political constitutional crisis.
His economic policy was to propose cuts in government expenditure, so as to achieve a
balanced budget and prevent the risk of reviving inflation.
However, the budget was rejected in the Reichstag by 256 votes to 193 in 1930.
Brüning as Chancellor marked a crucial step towards the end of true parliamentary
government.

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Brüning asked Hindenburg to dissolve the Reichstag and to call at election for Sept 1930.
The implications of the 1930 Reichstag election were profound.
It meant that the left and right extremes had made extensive gains against the
pro-democratic parties. ­ made it very difficult for proper democratic parliamentary
government to function.
Vote of KPD rose from 10.8% to 13.1%.
Nazis do very well in this election.
Brüning's economic policies led to further mistrust of the Republic and a growing
dissatisfaction amongst the people.…read more

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Fighting between SA and Communists
SPD and Central Parties allowed it to happen.…read more

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