Identify and Describe the Causes of Hitler Becoming Chancellor. What Were the Most Significant Consequences of Hitler Becoming Chancellor?

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On the 30th of January 1933. Adolf Hitler was appointed as Chancellor of Germany. Prior to this event, there were several causes of significant relevance; this included the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919, Hitler’s political activities as leader of the Nazi Party, the Great Depression, and the growing popularity of the Nazi Party. As well as this, some very significant consequences came from this event, including; Hitler’s assumption of dictatorial powers, the improvements he made to the German economy, his persecution of Jews and other minorities, as well his aggressive acts towards opposing and surrounding countries. These consequences were significant for many reasons, particularly due to their impact on society, allies and the opposition, as well as inducing the beginning of WWII. The first cause of Hitler becoming Chancellor was Germany signing the Treaty of Versailles in June of 1919. After the end of WWI, the allies forced Germany to sign a peace treaty. In this treaty Germany was forced to take the blame for the War, pay reparations (which were set at 6.6 billion pounds in April 1921) as well as reducing their army to 100,000 men, getting rid of any air force, as well as being limited to 6 battleships. Germany also lost all overseas colonies, and their boundaries within Europe were reduced, losing in total 13.5% of their territory, which included losing 7 million people to neighbouring countries. This left Germany humiliated, having been allowed no say in the matter, and not even being invited to the peace treaty conference at which the clauses were discussed. This humiliation angered Hitler, and he vowed to make Germany strong once more as it had been before the First World War. This was a long-term cause of Hitler becoming chancellor, as it is what first motivated Hitler to become a leader and change the way in which Germany was left
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