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THE RISE TO POWER OF ADOLF HITLER AND THE NAZIS IN GERMANY 1933-1934

Steps to Power




The NSDAP and its policies

The NSDAP (National Socialist German Worker's Party) was the political party which was later lead by
Hitler and renamed the Nazi party. It believed that the Social Democratic government…

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The NSDAP wanted to subjugate those of other races and countries as they were very nationalist and
therefore believed that Germany was the greatest country, and people from Slav countries such as
Russia and Poland should be slaves for Germany, and Germany and Austria should be united.

Nazi Tactics

After…

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In order for his government to survive, the Chancellor fell back on Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution
which gave the president special powers in an emergency. Germany was now ruled by a Presidential
decree and the President himself was an 84 year old war hero who was said to…

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March 1932

Presidential elections- Hitler challenges Hindenburg who wins with 19.4 million votes. Hitler's
political position strengthened by winning 13.4 million votes.

May 1932

Von Papen becomes Chancellor

July 1932

Reichstag elections- Nazis become largest party with 230 seats, but have no overall majority.
Hindenburg refuses to appoint Hitler as…

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Chancellor Von Papen

A Nationalist with little support in the Reichstag
Depends on government by decree.
Fails to increase his Reichstag support in two elections.
Is removed when Von Schleicher warns Hindenburg that there will be Nazi and Communist
uprising if he continues in office.

Chancellor Von Schleicher

Fails to…

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