Hitler came to power as Chancellor under the Weimar Republic in a fully legal manner. Of course in a parliamentary system the largest party can choose the Prime Minister (or Chancellor). The Nazis never won more than 44% of the vote which was achieved following the appointment of Hitler and when the Nazis used the full power of the state to promote their party. Hitler took absolute power via the enabling acts passed as a result of the burning down of the Reichstag by a Dutch Communist (purportedly). Hope that helps.
posted on 09/25/2012 12:13:44 PM PDT
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That was generally my recollection of the story.
posted on 09/25/2012 12:36:07 PM PDT
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