History: Why was the Enabling Act so Important?

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What were the six ways the Nazi's (N) dealt with opposition (O)? (Workers = W, Politicians = P, C = Communists)
W not allowed to join trade unions,OP arrested&imprisoned,O of N-especially C-could be executed,SA could search&ransack homes of suspected O,Many O were driven into exile,N intimidated voters by watching over them as they crossed their ballot papers.
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What were the Nazi party the only party allowed to do leading up to the March elections?
Campaign for the forthcoming election - a flood of propaganda was unleashed.
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What happened on the March 1933 election?
Nazis got their best-ever result, but they still didn't get a majority.
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What did Hitler want to do after the March 1933 election? What did this allow him to do?
Introduce and 'Enabling Law' which would place all power in his hands, allow him to pass laws without consulting the Reichstag, and effectively allow him to establish a dictatorship.
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What problem did Hitler have when trying to introduce the enabling act?
The nationalists were prepared to support him, but he would still be short of two-thirds of the Reichstag seats that he needed to pass a change in the constitution.
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What two things did Hitler do to get the votes he needed to introduce the Enabling Act?
Ban the communists and intimidate the Social Democrats
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Talk about banning the Communists.
Hitler needed to ban the communists from serving in the Reichstag - which was quite simple under his emergency powers, he just needed to convince the members of other parties
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Talk about intimidating the Social Democrats.
Despite this pressure many Social Democrats still voted against the Enabling Act - but to no effect. All the other parties gave in to Nazi pressure. The Enabling Act was passed by 444 votes to 94
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What had the Reichstag basically voted to do?
Introduce a Nazi Dictatorship - Hitler could make laws without the approval of the Reichstag or President, the Weimar Republic was over.
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The Enabling act triggered a six month period of rapid change throughout Germany - what is this known as?
The Nazi revolution.
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