Rise To Power
Once the Great Depression hit Germany in 1930, a bright political turning point came to Hitler.
“The Reichstag‘s initial opposition to Brüning’s measures led to premature elections in September 1930. The republican parties lost their majority and their ability to resume the grand coalition, while the Nazis suddenly rose from relative obscurity to win 18.3% of the vote along with 107 seats. In the process, they jumped from the ninth-smallest party in the chamber to the second largest.”
Below is a chart that outlines the votes and percentages during and after Hitler’s actions.
|Date||Votes||Percentage||Seats in Reichstag||Background|
|May 1924||1,918,300||6.5||32||Hitler in prison|
|December 1924||907,300||3.0||14||Hitler is released from prison|
|May 1928||810,100||2.6||12||– –|
|September 1930||6,409,600||18.3||107||After the financial crisis|
|July 1932||13,745,800||37.4||230||After Hitler was candidate for presidency|
|November 1932||11,737,000||33.1||196||– –|
|March 1933||17,277,000||43.9||288||During Hitler’s term as Chancellor of Germany|
Attached in a video below is Hitler addressing his supporters. English subtitles are provided.