History - Germany (Rise of Nazis and Hitler Coming to Power)

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What were the effects of the Great Depression?
Mass unemployment (6 million). In 1931, Germany's biggest bank collapsed making paying reparations difficult. Contributed to the collapse of the Weimar Republic. Extremist parties becoming popular.
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Why did popularity towards to Nazis increase during the depression?
The Nazis promise prosperity and make Germany great. This appealed to the unemployed as well as businessmen and young people.
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What were the effects of Germany having no strong government?
Millions unemployed. Very unorganised. Economy worsened - reparations couldn't be paid.
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Why did Hindenburg refuse to give Chancellorship to Hitler, even though he had the majority in the Reichstag?
He didn't trust him.
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Who did Hindenburg appoint as Chancellor instead of Hitler?
Franz von Papen but he was inexperienced.
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How did the new Chancellor, Kurt von Schleicher, try to cause divisions within the Nazi party?
Offered other leaders the place of Chancellorship however Hitler stopped them accepting.
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In what year was Hitler made Chancellor?
1933
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What tactics did the Nazis use in order to win the elctions?
Controlled the emdia. Opposition meetings banned. Used SA to terrorise opponents. Reichstag fire that blamed communists. Hitler intimidated communist voters with emergency decrees.
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What laws did Hitler change or introduce to gain more power?
Made the Communist Party illegal. Introduced the Enabling Act to allow him to pass laws with Reichstag's consent. Trade Unions banned. All political parties banned.
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What happened on the Night of the Long Knives?
Hitler was worried about opposition within the Nazi Party so he killed Ernst Rohm, leader of the SA.
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Why did Hitler eliminate the SA in the Night of the Long Knives?
He saw them as opposition. They were powerful enough to challenge him. Spoke of a 'second revolution'.
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What political posts were represented by the title Der Fuhrer?
President, Commander-in-Cheif and Chancellor.
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What is the meaning of a dictatorship?
Where the leader of the government is in complete control of everything and everyone.
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Brittany - Team GR

Good Resource. Thanks :) 

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