The Nazi's Rise to Power

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  • The Nazi's Rise to Power
    • From Chancellor to Fuhrer
      • Enabling Act
        • Hindenburg grants Hitler emergency powers following the fire; Hitler used these powers to arrest Communists, censor the press, ban other political parties, ban trade unions
      • Reichstag Fire
        • Nazi's blamed Communists; people feared an uprising. Hindenburg was very worried. Nazis won 288 seats in the following election and made deals to get the 2/3 majority needed to change the constitution
      • The Night of the Longknives
        • Hitler used the SS to arrest and kill many of his opponents such as Ernst Rohm (Rohm objected to BigBusiness and wanted Nazis to be about the workers) and the brown shirts; communists; jews; gypsies
      • Death of Hindenburg
        • The death of Hindenburg allowed Hitler the chance to become supreme ruler of Germany, 'Fuhrer'. Every soldier sowre an oath to hitler personally
    • Hitler becomes chancellor 1933
      • Wall Street Crash
        • Depression hits Germany hard. People fear a return to the hyper-inflation of 1923
      • Threat of Cummunism rises
        • As the threat rose people looked for alternatives such as Big business
      • Failure of Munich Putsch
        • Though Hitler failed and was imprisoned it was an important factor in allowing him to realise that in order to gain power it would have to be through legal methods; elections.
      • Growing support from the classes
        • Working classes attracted to 'work and bread'; middle classes attracted to strength of nazi values and restoration of moral Germany, also worried about communists getting in; Farmers promised of keeping their land whereas Jews would lose theirs, everyone was to lose theirs under communists


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