Why did Hitler become chancellor?

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Why did Hitler become Chancellor of Germany in January 1933?

  • Effects of the Wall Street Crash and the Depression
  • Unemployment was high, businesses plummeted making Germans lose confidence in their country
  • 40% of all workers were unemployed
  • Young people couldn't get any work
  • Middle class people lose thier businesses, savings and interests
  • Farmers had fallen into even further debt


  • Weaknesses and failings of the Weimar system and governments
  • President Hindenburg and the Weimar Republic were beginning to show weakness
  • Weimar raised taxes, cut wages and reduced unemployment benefit
  • Social democrats resigned from Weimar government as…


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