HITLER'S PATH TO DICTATORSHIP

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  • HITLER'S PATH TO DICTATORSHIP
    • February 1933 - REICHSTAG FIRE
      • Hitler then persuaded Hindenburg to grant him 'emergency powers' which gave the police the power to arrest and hold anyone without trial
      • Communists were blamed for this event & due to it many Communist leaders were arrested, their papers closed and meetings banned
    • March 1933 - NEW ELECTIONS
      • The Nazis used the SA to put extreme pressure on their opponents. From this they received their best election result
    • March 1933 - THE ENABLING LAW
      • This meant Hitler could pass laws without approval from the Reichstag or President.  Germany was now a dictatorship
      • Hitler won enough support by banning the Communist Party from voting and winning making promises to protect the Catholic Church
    • May 1933 - TRADE UNIONS TAKEN OVER
      • Trade union offices were taken over and merged in to one organisation which was controlled by the Nazis
    • July 1933 - ALL POLITICAL PARTIES BANNED
      • This was set up so no new parties could challenge the Nazis. There was now only one
    • June 1934 - NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES
      • The Army was the only group with the power to overthrow him so he needed a way to reassure them.  The Army feared being taken over by the SA.
      • SA leaders were killed in the night, including Rohm. It was a warning to Germany about the ruthlessness of Hitler
    • August 1934 - DEATH OF HINDENBURG
      • When Hindenburg died, Hitler made himself President
    • August 1934 - ARMY OATH
      • The Army took an oath of loyalty to Hitler. All soldiers swore to obey and risk their life for Hitler at any time
  • February 1933 - REICHSTAG FIRE
    • Hitler then persuaded Hindenburg to grant him 'emergency powers' which gave the police the power to arrest and hold anyone without trial
    • Communists were blamed for this event & due to it many Communist leaders were arrested, their papers closed and meetings banned
  • March 1933 - NEW ELECTIONS
    • The Nazis used the SA to put extreme pressure on their opponents. From this they received their best election result
  • March 1933 - THE ENABLING LAW
    • This meant Hitler could pass laws without approval from the Reichstag or President.  Germany was now a dictatorship
    • Hitler won enough support by banning the Communist Party from voting and winning making promises to protect the Catholic Church
  • May 1933 - TRADE UNIONS TAKEN OVER
    • Trade union offices were taken over and merged in to one organisation which was controlled by the Nazis
  • July 1933 - ALL POLITICAL PARTIES BANNED
    • This was set up so no new parties could challenge the Nazis. There was now only one
  • June 1934 - NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES
    • The Army was the only group with the power to overthrow him so he needed a way to reassure them.  The Army feared being taken over by the SA.
    • SA leaders were killed in the night, including Rohm. It was a warning to Germany about the ruthlessness of Hitler
  • August 1934 - DEATH OF HINDENBURG
    • When Hindenburg died, Hitler made himself President
  • August 1934 - ARMY OATH
    • The Army took an oath of loyalty to Hitler. All soldiers swore to obey and risk their life for Hitler at any time

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