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The rise of the Nazi Party and its consolidation of power

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How and why did Hitler get appointed Chancellor in January 1933?

Political scheming 1929–32

  • The end of parliamentary democracy

Although the Nazis were popular, they didn’t have enough seats to control parliament. They didn't have a majority in terms of the number of seats because not everyone in Germany supported them – but they were determined to strengthen their power.

The Reichstag elections

The Reichstag elections

May 1924

May 1924

December 1924

December 1924

May 1928

May 1928

September 1930

September 1930

November 1932

November 1932

March 1933

March 1933

Important – although the number of Nazi seats in the Reichstag was increasing, the Nazi party did not have the support of everyone in Germany. Even in the March 1933 election, they only won 43.9 per cent of the vote!

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