The way in which Hitler became Chancellor was unique and was only possible due to the warring political powers in Germany during the 1920's and 1930's. The depression that followed Germany's surrender in World War 1 was a key factor in Hitler's appointment. The Nazi's used the depression as a weapon equipped with propaganda to raise support. They used the Depression to criticize the Weimar Republic on the failure to maintain a recognizable economy for Germany. This criticism gained huge support for the Nazi party because many Germans judged Germanys success on the strength of its economy. The propaganda included posters and Nazi gatherings where promises were made to boost employment with leadership in Germany. Hitler also used his natural leadership and public speaking skills to exploit the Weimer Republic's weakening state and decreasing popularity by challenging their credibility as a government. All these aspects put things in motion, which ended in Hitler being appointed Chancellor.