Cathy
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Cathy asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 weeks ago

Was Adolf Hitler elected to any position? Or just appointed??

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    President Paul Von Hindenburg initially appointed General Kurt von Schleicher Chancellor because he felt intimidated by Hitler’s growing popularity and the thuggish nature of his cadre of supporters, the SA (or Brownshirts).

    Von Schleicher, however, attempted to negotiate with a dissident Nazi faction led by Gregor Strasser, resulting in the Communists gaining ground in the next elections, making right-wing forces in Germany even more determined to get Hitler into power.

    Ex-Chancellor Franz von Papen (originally named Chancellor before von Schleicher but dismissed because of his failure to secure a base of support in the Reichstag) convinced Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as chancellor, with the understanding that von Papen as vice-chancellor and other non-Nazis in key government positions would contain and temper Hitler’s more brutal tendencies.

    Hitler's history of violent acts subsided after his release from Landsberg Prison as he realized that he could get more favorable support through the election process than barbarism.

    The success of the SA in their intimidation tactics was based on a "mob rule" mentality. Once Hitler chose to follow a political course, they continued to push their violent tendencies which were destroying his attempts to pursue a diplomatic course for Germany.

    Of course, there are those dissenters who feed on a single agenda who will point out the Nuremberg Laws as not being diplomatic. But these people refuse to acknowledge the severity of the damage that Hitler was trying to recover from and who was behind it. They don't understand what Zionism is so they choose to combine the concept of political Zionism with religious Judaism as they have been led to do without considering that criticism against Zionism is deflected to the Jews who did nothing to deserve what happened to them.

    And again, this goes back to what the Nazis did, but it's never acknowledged that they were victims of their own Zionist "benefactors" who cause the problems in Germany (they were strictly political, not religious) and then threw the very ones they claimed to be protecting under the bus.

    This is the narrative about WW2 that is being peddled. No matter which direction you look, the Nazis did everything and the Jews (Zionists, actually) did nothing. Everyone wants to point fingers and make conclusions based on how the narrative reads, but no one ever asks "WHY" events happened the way they did.

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    29 July 1921 Leader of the NSDAP.

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Several people have explained here how he came to be appointed Chancellor. But presumably, before he was appointed to that post, wasn't he elected to a seat in Parliament (the Reichstag) along with the other Nazi members of Parliament? In most countries using proportional representation (which Weimar Germany used), each party puts its leader at the top of the list of candidates, ensuring that as long as they win at least one seat in Parliament, their leader will get a seat.

  • Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    is that not the same thing? are elected officials not appointed...

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

     In many democracies around the world the leader is not voted for directly. It is often the case that voters vote for a party and the leader of that party becomes the leader of the country. In some systems the leader of the party can be selected after the election too.

     This was the case in Germany. The Germans did not vote for Hitler himself. He was selected to be the leader after his party won the democratic election.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Hitler was never elected.   His party, the Nazis, won the largest share of seats in the fall 1932 elections, although not a majority.  The Nazis actually lost seats in the 1933 election but were still the largest faction.  Given this, the German President Paul von Hindenburg asked Hitler to become Chancellor, sort of the equivalent of a Prime Minister, and the person who runs the German government day to day. 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Although Hitler lost the presidential election of 1932, he achieved his goals when he was appointed chancellor on 30 January 1933. On February 27, Hindenburg paved the way to dictatorship, war, and Nazi rule by issuing the Reichstag Fire Decree which nullified civil liberties.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Was Hitler Elected? Did Hitler Come to Power in a Democratic Society? 

    Hitler came to power in a Democracy as the NAZIs gained seats in the Reichstag, but he was never elected President in a Democratic election. Hitler was appointed Chancellor in 1933, then became President and Chancellor by decree in 1934 after the NAZIs gained power through democratic and non-democratic means over the course of the 1920’s and early 1930’s

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