Consolidation Of Power Using Violence

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February 1933 Reischtag Fire

Hitler claimed was doing on communists 

Scapegoat for Nazi party

was given emergency power by Hindenburg to arrest comm leaders

voters scared of threats of possible comm uprising

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Night of Long Knives June 1934

Hitler eliminated Ernst Rohm and other SA leaders

absorbed many SA members into army  giving power over all areas (army and SS)

army pledged full allegiance to Hitler

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Gestapo Creation

Allowed to send people to concentration camps without trail or explanation

They were the secret police

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SA Enlargements 1925

Nazis enlarged SA giving Hitler more power over people 

Allowed to use opporessive techniques 

Ex-servicemen and thugs

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SS 1926

Similar to SA but more loyal than SA 

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