Hitlers Rise to Power

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September 12th 1919
Hitler joins the German Workers’ Party, having been sent to spy on it by the military
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February 24 1920
Hitler becomes increasingly important to the German Workers’ Party thanks to his speeches, they declare a Twenty-Five Point Program to change Germany
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July 29 1921
Hitler is able to become chairman of his party, which is renamed the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, or NSDAP
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January 27 1923
Munich holds the first Nazi Party Congress
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November 9
Hitler believes the time is right to stage a coup. Aided by a force of SA brownshirts, the presence of WW1 leader Ludendorff, and browbeaten locals, he stages the Beer Hall Putsch
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December 20 1924
Hitler is released from jail, having written the start of "Mein Kampf"
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February 27 1925
The NSDAP had gone away from Hitler while he was absent; he reasserts control, determined to pursue a notionally legal course to power
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April 5
Prussian, aristocratic, right-leaning war leader Hindenburg is elected president of Germany
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July
Hitler publishes "Mein Kampf", a ranting exploration of what passes as his ideology
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November 9
Hitler forms a personal bodyguard separate from the SA, called the **
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March 10 1927
he ban on Hitler speaking is lifted; he can now use his mesmeric and violent speechmaking to convert voters
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May 20 1928
Elections to the Reichstag yield just 2.6 of the vote to the NSDAP
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October 4 1929
The New York Stock Market begins to crash, causing a great depression in America and around the world. As the German economy was made dependant on the US by the Dawes plan and after, it begins to collapse
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January 23 1930
Wilhelm Frick becomes interior minister in Thuringia, the first Nazi to hold a notable position
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March 30
Brüning takes charge of Germany via a right-leaning coalition. He wishes to pursue a deflationary policy to counter the depression
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July 16
Facing defeat over his budget, Brüning invokes Article 48 of the constitution which allows the government to pass laws without Reichstag consent. It is the start of a slippery slope for failing German democracy, and the start of a period of rule by A
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September 14
Boosted by the rising unemployed, the decline of center parties and a turn to both left and right extremists, the NSDAP get 18.3% of the vote and are the second largest party in the Reichstag
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January 1932
Hitler is welcomed by a group of industrialists; his support is broadening and gathering money
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March 13
Hitler comes a strong second in the presidential elections; Hindenburg just misses out on the election on the first ballot
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May 30
Brüning is forced into resigning; Hindenburg is talked into making Franz von Papen chancellor
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July 31
The NSDP poll 37.4 and become the largest party in the Reichstag
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August 13
apen offers Hitler post of vice-Chancellor, but Hitler refuses, accepting nothing less than being Chancellor
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August 31
Hermann Göring, long a leading Nazi and a link between Hitler and the aristocracy, becomes President of the Reichstag and uses this to manipulate events
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March 5 1933
The NSDAP, riding on the communist scare and aided by a now tame police force boosted by masses of SA, polled 43.9%. They ban the communists
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March 24
Thanks to threatening the Reichstag, Hitler has the Enabling Act passed; it makes him a dictator for four years
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July 14
With other parties being banned or splitting, the NSDAP is the only political party left by law
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June 30 1934
"Night of the Long Knives" -- dozens killed as Hitler shatters the power of the SA, which had been challenging his goals. SA leader Röhm is executed after hoping to merge his force with the army
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July 3
Papen resigns
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August 2
Hindenburg dies. Hitler merges posts of chancellor and president
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Hitler becomes increasingly important to the German Workers’ Party thanks to his speeches, they declare a Twenty-Five Point Program to change Germany

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February 24 1920

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Hitler is able to become chairman of his party, which is renamed the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, or NSDAP

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Munich holds the first Nazi Party Congress

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Hitler believes the time is right to stage a coup. Aided by a force of SA brownshirts, the presence of WW1 leader Ludendorff, and browbeaten locals, he stages the Beer Hall Putsch

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