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==From Nazi party leader to Nation First Chancellor, Commander and Fuehrer of all Germany==
In the following 1930 general elections, the Nazis won 6 million votes, making the party the second largest in Germany. Unremitting propaganda, set against the failure of the government to improve conditions during the Great Depression, produced a steadily mounting electoral strength for the Nazis. In 1932, Hitler ran for the presidential elections, but lost, yet capturing remarkable 36.8 percent of the votes on the second ballot. Finding himself already in a strong position, he entered into a series of intrigues with the conservatives: both the fear of communism and the rejection of the Social Democrats easily bound them together. Moreover, Hitler insisted that the chancellorship was the only office he would accept. On January 30, 1933, already in poor health, the president Hindenburg offered Hitler the chancellorship of Germany, hoping to meet Hitler’s appetite for power.