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There was a mechanism called voting against Hitler. Unfortunately, Hitler's opponents failed to set aside their differences and unite against him. It is important to realise that Hitler did not gain dictatorial powers solely by virtue of winning a democratic election (though the Nazi electoral performance helped immensely). In fact, in the last generally ...
The election of March 5th 1933 was not a free and fair election anymore, unlike todays elections in the US and Europe. Opposition party members had gotten arrested and people intimidated, so the Reichstag opposition members, not all were present, were under intense pressure to do nothing about it.
@Tyler Durden is substantially correct i.e. the Wermier President (then the Great WW1 General Hindenburg) did have the constitutional authority to dismiss Hitler as Chancellor of Germany, at anytime of his choosing. What is missing from Druden's answer and all the other's to date is the acknowledgement that German democracy was doomed, one way or the ...
To answer your question: of course there were "legal" mechanisms to do anything. The President could have dismissed Hitler at any time. The Reichstag could have passed laws to do anything they wanted, including having BOTH Hindenberg and Hitler removed. The "legal" means are always there. The important thing however is the will of the people. To answer your ...
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