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2.1 Hovv vvas Hitler able to
become dictator?
In January 1933 Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. By
August 1934 democracy in Germany was dead and Hitler
was dictator. How did he do this? You will discover the
sequence of events that brought this about and make a
'living graph' of…

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To be successful in your GCSE exam to you need to create overviews
of key periods within the Enquiry in Depth. As you have seen on
page 44, the period from January 1933 to August 1934 was a crucial
period in which Hitler moved from being a weak Chancellor to…

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Section 2: Control and opposition

Hitler's path to dictatorship
27 February - Reichstag fire
The Reichstag building iD Berlin was destroyed by fire. Marinus var-
der Lubbe, a Dutch Communist, was found at the scene. He appea
to have been acting alone but the Nazis claimed that this was the…

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2.1 How was Hitler able to become dictator?
July - All political parties banned communist Democratic Party
A law was introduced that banned people from
Partv Manifesto
forming new political parties. By this stage the Manifesto BANNED
Social Democratic Party and the Communist Party BANNED
had already been…

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How were Hitler and the Nazi Party able to increase their power between
January 1933 and August 1934? [10]

This is a very important question. Avoid danger ... use connectives!
In the space of just eighteen
In answering the question, the aim is to link even
months Hitler was able…

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Connecting events and results

Answer the exam question.
· You can use the student's attempt as a starting point.
· Make sure you improve what the student has written for the first
three paragraphs by using the result connectives to help you
explain the importance of each development. Some result…

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Section 2: Control and opposition

2.2 Hovv effectively did the
Nazis control Germany betvveen Which part of Himmler's
1933 and 1945? terror network do you thin
was most important?
Hitier did not rule Germany on his own. In fact, he didn't
work very hard. He made important decisions but other…

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2.2 How effectively did the Nazis control Germany between 1933 and 19457

The Gestapo The police and the courts
This was the state secret The ordinary police continued with their regular
police. They could tap work, but their bosseswere all Nazis. This meant that
telephones, open mail and the…

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Section 2: Control and opposition

How big a threat did opposition groups pose
to the Nazis 1
You may have the impression that there was no opposition to the Nazis at
all, but that was not the case. On pages 53-56 you will find out about four
different opposition groups.…

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2.2 How effectively did the Nazis control Germany between 1933 and 19457
I Former political opponents
SUPPORT: The Socialist Party, the Communist Party and the trade unions. They were, of course, our
main enemies in the Weimar Republic. They were huge organisations in those…


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