- LeKat!Lv 62 years agoFavorite Answer
The humiliation of Germany in WW1 and the fines that they were obligated to pay to the victors was a fertile ground for the rise of a nationalist leader like Hitler. I believe that most of Germans who voted for him for the first time did not know that this monster would order the murder of millions of innocent people, including 6 million people in the Holocaust.
Adolf Hitler democratically (!) became Germany's leader at 1933 and when President Hindenburg died he took advantage of the fragile political climate and took charge as a dictator ruler of Germany until his suicide in April 1945.
- LarsEighnerLv 72 years ago
Pretty much the same way Trump became president of the US. He did not have the support of most of the people, but quirks in the German constitution allowed him to assume power without winning the popular vote. He had a racist core of supporters who would do anything to increase his power and to intimate people who did not support him. His program was pretty much "Make Germany Great Again," get rid of the Jews (many of whom were recent immigrants from Eastern Europe) and other immigrants, buddy up to the corporations, outlaw homosexuality, arm the "pure" Germans, blame communist and socialists for many problems -- well, if you are living in America now, you can easily see the techniques Hitler used: fake news, hatred of minorities, a fake history of former glory, etc.
- Salty dogLv 62 years ago
He became leader, he wasn't elected leader. He receive 33% of the vote thus making the Nazi party the biggest party in the German parliament.
Hindenburg while under pressured, reluctantly and against his will, gave Hitler the posting of chancellor.
- 2 years ago
he was elected because he got the most votes...
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- 2 years ago
hitler started off as a failed artist and a really loserish kinda guy. he was a freak. he fought in ww1 for germany and was really angry when they lost. one thing he was good at was public speaking, and that’s how he gained a following. he talked and talked about how germans were superior and how he wanted to like kinda start another war to prove germany was better. germany was in a lot of debt and was in really bad conditions after ww1 due to the treaty of versailles, and so a lot of people looked to hitler bc he was kinda giving them hope. he gained a large following, and was elected chancellor by the government. i kinda forgot what happened next, but i’m pretty sure the president died or something and hitler was able to take his place and hitler became known as the furhur or something and then he did whatever he could to have germany like take over the world, and it was pretty easy for him since all the other countries didnt fight back since they had just gotten out of ww1
- 2 years ago
Becuz hes great.
- trurider tLv 62 years ago
Hitler was NEVER elected leader of Germany and his party NEVER won an Election. Try learning History.
- AthenaLv 72 years ago
He was popular with the people.
Why was Obama elected?
- KLBLv 62 years ago
based on a false sense of leadership and trust he expertly portrayed to the unsuspecting Germans
- Gray BoldLv 72 years ago
Paul Von Hindenburg retired again in 1919, but returned to public life in 1925 to be elected the second President of Germany. In 1932, Hindenburg was persuaded to run for re-election as German President, although 84 years old and in poor health, because he was considered the only candidate who could defeat Hitler. Hindenburg was re-elected in a runoff. He was opposed to Hitler and was a major player in the increasing political instability in the Weimar Republic that ended with Hitler's rise to power. He dissolved the Reichstag twice in 1932 and finally, under pressure, agreed to appoint Hitler Chancellor of Germany in January 1933. Hindenburg did this to satisfy Hitler's demands that he should play a part in the Weimar Government, since Hitler was the leader of the Nazi party which had won the largest plurality in the November 1932 elections (no party achieved a majority). In February, he signed off on the Reichstag Fire Decree, which suspended various civil liberties, and in March he signed the Enabling Act of 1933, which gave Hitler's regime arbitrary powers. Hindenburg died the following year, after which Hitler declared himself Führer, or supreme leader, which superseded both the President and Chancellor.
- Anonymous2 years ago
People needed a righteous leader to guide them in turmoil. Socialists murdered the real Hitler in 1937 and replaced him with a double lookalike.