Consolidation of power

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  • Consolidation of Power
    • CONTEXT
      • economic issues
      • political differences with the Kaiser
      • WW1- Treaty of Versailles (land, army reparations and war guilt clause)
      • The Weimar Republic
      • Germany is in such a fragile state that Hitler is appealing as he could fix the problems they are faced with
      • Hitler's appeal
    • WHY HITLER ROSE POWER
      • Goebbels' propaganda campaign was effective
      • The nazi storm troopers attacked opponents
      • People were angry about treaty of versaille and Hitler promised to overturn it
      • the depression of 1929
      • Industrialists gave Hitler money and power
      • other political parties wouldn't work together
      • Hindenburg and Papen thought Hitler wouldn't achieve anything
      • He was a good speaker
    • NAZI IDEOLOGY IN 1933
      • The power of the will
      • Struggle, violence and war
      • Social darwinism and the master race
      • Anti-democracy and belief in dictatorship
      • A national socialism
      • Aggressive nationalism
      • People's community
    • STEREOTYPES
      • Positive
        • German workers
        • German farmers
        • Women
        • Racially pure Aryans
      • Negative
        • Jews and communists
        • Gypsies
        • Homosexuals
        • Intellectuals and Pacidists
        • Vagrants, prostitutes, work shy, physically and mentally unfit and feminist
    • COMING TO POWER AND CONSOLIDATION
      • By 1934 all had changed, Hitler was dictator
      • Parties controlled most states
      • Army was loyal to Hindenburg
      • When Hitler was appointed Chancellor he wasn't the dictator
      • The Weimar constitution was in force
    • CHRONOLOGY OF CONSOLIDATION- 1933
      • 1st Feb: Reichstag dissolved
      • 27th Feb: Reichstag fire
      • 28th Feb: Decree for the Protection of people and state
      • 5th March: General elections
      • 8th March: the first concentration camp (work)
      • 24th March: Enabling Act
      • 7th April: Law for Restoration of a professional civil service
      • 2nd May: Trade unions abolished
      • 10th June: Employment Law
      • 14th July: All political parties banned
      • 20th July: Concordat
      • 30th Nov: Gestapo set up
    • TERROR- ROLE OF SA
      • Main instrument of terror
      • /merged with police force
      • Forced people to comply with legal issues
      • Connected to the Reichstag
      • Hitler didn't agree with what they always did
      • They were killed in the night of the long knives
    • COMPROMISE
      • The army
      • Big buisness
      • Civil service
      • Chruch (concordat)
      • Hitler needed these groups to consolidate power so he needed to leave them alone to achieve power
    • 1934
      • 2nd Aug: Hindenburg dies an the army swear allegiance to Hitler
      • 30th June:night of the long knives
      • 19th Aug: Hitler becomes Reich chancellor with the title Fuhrer
      • 30th Jan: LAw for the Reconstruction of the Reich
    • LEGAL POWER
      • The Decree for the protection of the people and the state
        • It suspended important civil and political and civil rights
        • Police gained extra power
        • Government could censor publications
        • It got rid of communism
      • Enabling act/ lae for removing the distress of the people an the Reich
        • It gave power to issue decrees without government acceptance
    • POLICIES
      • The law for the protection of retail trade
      • The law to reduce unemployment
      • The Reich Entailed Farm Law
    • PROPAGANDA
      • Press, Radio broadcasting
      • these were taken over
  • Nazi's didn't have an overall majority
    • COMING TO POWER AND CONSOLIDATION
      • By 1934 all had changed, Hitler was dictator
      • Parties controlled most states
      • Army was loyal to Hindenburg
      • When Hitler was appointed Chancellor he wasn't the dictator
      • The Weimar constitution was in force

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