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History - Germany 1919-1963

What was the 'backstairs intrigue' and how did it help Hitler gain power?
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Essentially , the backstairs intrigue is the idea that Hitler did not become Chancellor due to his abilities but that Schliecher convinces Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as chancellor - so he had support from inside the government not through gaining the support of people
The importance of this is withoug Von Papan's support in terms of reesources and power Hitler would not have necessarily reached the amount of power he gained(through things such as article 48- but that come on later in the period )
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