Kurt von Schleicher Dismissed as German Chancellor Hot

Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, President of the Weimar Republic, dismisses Kurt von Schleicher as German Chancellor. This paves the way for Hindenburg to appoint Adolf Hitler as Chancellor in a couple of days.

Kurt von Schleicher had convinced Hindenburg to put appoint him in the place of Franz von Papen, who resigned November. To his credit, Schleicher opposes a military dictatorship and is willing to work with the SPD, but it is precisely this latter point which causes Hindenburg to become suspicious of his old friend.

Franz von Papen, until recently an important member of the Catholic Center Party, convinces Hindenburg to dump Schleicher and appoint in his place Adolf Hitler. Hitler will have Schleicher murdered in the Night of the Long Knives in 1934.

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