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Nazi Germany ­ Summary (Consolidation: key events)



NAZI GERMANY: CONSOLIDATION OF POWER ­ KEY EVENTS
(Jan. 1933 ­ Aug. 1934)

The Reichstag Fire
Date: 27th February 1933

Context
- Very soon before 5th March elections: midst of election campaigns and propaganda.
- Political Unrest: within a few weeks of becoming…

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Date: 5th March 1933

Context
- Communist leaders in prison ­ Following Reichstag Fire
- Nazi Party have huge control/influence over press (especially radio)

- The final democratic election of Weimer Constitution ­ highest turnout 88%
- The Nazis needed a two thirds…

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- Hitler (and his government) could pass laws without consulting Reichstag (END of
democracy in Germany)
- Establishment of a dictatorship in Germany



The Night of the Long Knives
Date: 30th June 1934

The Blood Purge The Purge of the SA

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- After Hindenburg's death ­ without the SA ­ the army swore an oath of loyalty to Hitler
himself

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