The reasons why Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Chancellor in January 1933
Hitler demanded to be made chancellor in July 1932 as the Nazi Party was the largest political party with 32% of the votes
Von Papen and Von Schleicher were both unpopular as Chancellors, so Von Papen advised President Hindenburg that he could control Hitler as Chancellor if he was Vice-Chancellor.
On the 30th January 1933, Hitler was appointed as Chancellor with Von Papen as Vice-Chancellor.
Hitler had the support of many Generals
Hitler had taken part in the Presidential Election of 1932 and had won 13.4 million votes, so Hindenburg knew the public would support him as Chancellor
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Fear of Communism
Treaty of Versailles
Nazi Party Tactics
Weakness of Weimar Government
Scheming of Von Papen and Von Schleicher