Hitler's Rise to Power

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  • Hitler's Rise to Power
    • Great Depression
      • Nazis increased popularity - promised to make Germany great again.
      • Nazis grew to over 300,000.
      • The Weimar couldn't sort out Germany's problems so people started to look for a new leader.
      • Hitler stood again Hindenburg in the 1930 elections.
    • Nazi Party
      • July 1923, the Nazi won 230 seats, they were the biggest party.
      • November 1932 elections Nazis lost 34 seats in the Reinstag
      • Hindenburg offered Hitler the post of Chancellor in Jan 1933.
      • Hitler called for another election in March 1922, hoping to make the Nazi party stronger.
    • Nazis 1933
      • They controlled the news media.
      • Opposition meetings were banned.
      • They used the SA to terrorise opponents.
      • A fire broke out in the Reichstag building and Hitler whipped up opposition against the communists, who he said started it. Mass arrest of communist followed.
      • Hitler was allowed emergency decress to deal with the situation - and he used these powers to intimidate communist voters
    • Hitler  Changed the Law to Keep Control
      • Nazis won 288 seats but no majority.
      • Hitler declared Communist Party Iliegal.
      • Hitler brought in an Enabling Bill which was passed with threats and bargaining.
      • This bill let him govern for four years without parliament and made all other parties illegal.
    • The Night of the Long Knives.
      • Hitlers biggest threat was Ernst Rohn.
      • Hitler sent his own men to arrrest Rohn and others.
      • Several people were killed. Any potential opposition had been stamped out.
      • A month later Hindenburg died. It was the beginning of a dictatorship.
  • July 1923, the Nazi won 230 seats, they were the biggest party.

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