Hitler to Chancellor

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7 points

  • Attractive Policies
  • beer hall Putsch
  • Divided opponents
  • Electoral success
  • Hitelr 'a political genius'
  • violence
  • Wall Street crash
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Attractive policies

  • appealed to many sections of society
  • 'rip up the treaty of Versailles'
  • 'work, freedom and bread'
  • sort out the communists
  • arranged farm prices
  • regain national pride
  • Hitler knew the desires of ordinary Germans
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Beer hall Putsch

-1932 Hitler's first attempt at seizing power within the nazi party

  • Hitler was shot and injured
  • failed as had overestimated level of public support
  • attempted to take over Munich
  • turned trial into propaganda success
  • imprisoned and reconsidered political strategy
  • Mein Kampf
  • Nazis needed to gain power through elections
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Divided opponents

  • should have been kept from power as he never gained an overall majority
  • Communists and socialists were divided
  • parties argued over how to deal with depression
  • January 1933 - Hitler invited as Chancellor in an attempt to control him and the Nazis
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Electoral success

  • helped control communists
  • SA leader assassinated by KPD
  • end of July secured 230 seats in the the Reichstag (about 14,000,000) voted
  • Reichstag's largest party
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Hitler 'a political genius'

  • ability for public speaking
  • 'finger on the pulse of Germany' Walden
  • vision highlighted in Mein Kampf
  • singlemindedness
  • cunning
  • highly organised
  • manipulative
  • charismatic
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Violence

-SA (or brown shirts) intimidated opponents

  • battles fought
  • violence and rivalry central to Nazi philosophy of survival of the fittest
  • Ernst Rohm led the SA for the Nazi party
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Wall Street Crash

  • disastrous for Germany, 6 million unemployed
  • second major economic catastrophe for the Weimar Republic
  • political crisis
  • hitler considered 'the last hope'
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