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 ** 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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