Rise to Power

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  • Rise to Power
    • Early Stages
      • German Workers' Party
        • 1919 - Hitler joined
      • Hitler was a passionate speaker
        • 1920 - Chief of Propaganda
      • 1920 - Re-branded National Socialist German Workers' Party
        • "The Nazis"
      • Hitler was leader by 1921
      • Twenty-Five Point Program
        • Abolish Treaty of Versailles
        • Only Germans should be citizens
      • Anti-Semitic
      • 1921 - SA / Storm Troopers
        • Political thugs
    • Munich Putsch
      • 8th/9th November 1923
      • Hitler's soldiers occupy Beer Hall
      • Announced revolution has begun
      • Hitler marches in Munich
      • News of revolt leaked to police
        • Waiting for Hitler to arrive
      • Gunfire is exchanged
        • Revolt collapses
      • Hitler is sentenced to 5 years
        • Only serves 9 months
      • Writes 'Mein Kampf' while in prison
        • Spread Nazi ideology
      • Political tactics changed after Hitler;s release
        • 1926 - Bamberg COnference
          • Hitler secures leadership
        • National framework adopted
          • More centralized
        • Propaganda
          • Centrally controlled
          • SA used, after re-establishment in 1926
        • Organisations
          • 1926 - Hitler Youth
          • National Socialist Teachers' League
    • Great Depression
      • October 1929
      • Wall Street Crash
      • Germany dependent of US loans
        • Dawes Plan
      • USA no longer able to give loans
        • Want them repaid
      • Economy collapsed
      • Mass unemployment
        • 1932 - 6 million
      • Heinrich Bruning
        • "Hungry Chancellor"
        • March 1930 - Chancellor
        • Increased cost of imported food
          • Raised food prices
        • Salaries / pensions cut
        • Taxes increased
        • Social Services + benefits cut
      • Bruning relied on Article 48
        • Policies unpopular
    • Rise of the Nazis
      • Number of seats
        • 1924 = 32 seats
        • 1928 = 12 seats
        • 1930 = 109 seats
        • 1932 = 230 seats
      • Nazi appealed to unemployed + young
      • Anti-Semitic/Communist views supported
        • Used as scapegoats
      • Strong, organised, + respected
        • Held demonstrations
        • Distributed propaganda
          • Targetted specific groups
    • Hitler Becomes Chancellor
      • Hitler ran against Hindenburg, and lost
      • May 1932 - Bruning repaced with Von Papen
      • Nazis most popular party in 1932
        • Demands to be Chancellor, but refused
      • December 1932 - Von Papen replaced with Von Schleicher
      • Schleicher tried to cause divisions in Nazis
        • Asked Strasser to be Vice-Chancellors
      • Papen resented Schleicher
        • Papen makes a deal with Hitler
          • Papen to persuade Hindenburg to make Hitler chancellor
          • Hitler to make Papen vice-chancellor
      • Papen argued they could control Hitler
        • He was wrong
      • January 1933 - Hitler becomes Chencellor

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