Germany - Hitler's Rise to Power: Elections

  • Reichstag fire
  • Enabling act
  • Hindenburg
  • Promises
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What was the result of the July 1932 election?
The Nazis won 230 seats in the Reichstag and 37% of teh votes. Hitler wanted the Chancellorship but Hindenburg gave it to Von Papen.
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How did Hitler become Chancellor?
Von papen was replaced by Von Schleicher so made a deal with Hitler, he convinced Hindenburg to make Hitler Chancellor because they thought they could control him.
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Why did people vote for the Nazis?
People didn't trust the Weimar politicians, people liked their anti-Communist message, rich people sponsored their campaign, Goebbels used radios, papers and posters for propaganda, he had a simple message, he promised to provide jobs and used the SA
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How did the Reichstag fire effect Hitler's rise to power?
Hitler persuded Hindenburg to dissolve parliament so a new election meant that more Nazi's gained seats. A Dutch Communist was blamed for the fire so Hitler got a state of emergency. This limited free speech, press, right to assemble and imprisonment
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How did the Enabling Act effect Hitler's rise to power?
Hitler banned Communists from voting and secured a majority vote to pass the Enabling Act. He could pass whatever laws he wanted and removed Jews and political opponents from civil service, banned trade unions, banned formation of parties.
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How did the Night of the Long Knives effect Hitler's rise to power?
Ernst Rohm wanted to control the German army so could rival Hitler. Hitler got the ** to shoot 400 SA members of the SA including Ernst Rohm. This meant no-one could rival Hitler.
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How did the death of Hindenburg effect Hitler's rise to power?
He combined the titles of Chancellor and President to Fuhrer. He got 90% of the Presidential election so had total control.
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