Why did Hitler Become Chancellor in 1933?

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There were many factors to explain why Hitler became Chancellor. They all played their part and in 1933 Hitler become Chancellor but not as he had first planned. After the failure that was the Munich Putsch of 1923, Hitler realised that things needed to be done differently. Normally the leader of the party with the most votes in the Reichstag becomes Chancellor. In 1932 Hitler won 230 seats in the Reichstag, making the Nazi party the largest in the Reichstag automatically making Hitler Chancellor. But it wouldn’t work like that. President Hindenburg, Franz von Papen and General von Schleicher all hated and distrusted Hitler so it was not going to be easy for Hitler to become Chancellor. Hindenburg could however see that Hitler and the Nazis could prove helpful so he appointed von Papen as Chancellor. Von Papen had no support in the Reichstag but he hoped that he could ‘get in’ with the Nazis and other right-wing parties. Hitler said no, and so Hindenburg called another election. But then General von Schleicher turned against von Papen and stopped supporting him. Schleicher decided that he should be Chancellor. This triggered of a huge power struggle between von Papen and von Schleicher. Firstly von Schleicher is appointed Chancellor in December 1932. Then in January 1933 von Papen and Hitler have private talks in which von Papen says that he will make Hitler Chancellor and himself a member of the cabinet. Hitler agrees, but Hindenburg will not give Chancellorship to Hitler. Eventually, after von Schleicher resigns, Hitler is made Chancellor after von Papen persuades Hindenburg. Von Papen thought that as long as there were a limited number of Nazis in the cabinet then Hitler could be controlled. Von Papen was wrong. Once you let Hitler in, it’s nigh-on impossible to get him out again. Also there was the weakness of the Weimar government, which played its part in
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