Key events

November 8 1923
The Beer Hall Putsch takes place, in which Adolf Hitler unsuccessfully leads the Nazis in an attempt to overthrow the German government. It is crushed by police the next day.
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April 1 1924
Adolf Hitler is sentenced to 5 years in jail for his participation in the Beer Hall Putsch (he serves only 8 months).
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April 10 1932
Paul von Hindenburg is reelected President of Germany, defeating Adolf Hitler in a run-off.
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January 30 1933
Nazi leader Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Paul von Hindenburg.
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March 23 1933
The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
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May 2 1933
Hitler outlaws trade unions.
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June 30 1934
Night of the Long Knives in Germany. Potential rivals to Hitler within the Nazi Party, including SA leader Ernst Röhm, and prominent anti-Nazi conservatives are killed by the ** and the Gestapo.
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August 2 1934
Upon the death of President Paul von Hindenburg, Adolf Hitler makes himself Führer of Germany, becoming Head of State as well as Chancellor.
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August 8 1934
Members of the Wehrmacht begin swearing a personal oath of loyalty to Hitler instead of to the German constitution.
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December 1 1936
Hitler makes it mandatory for all males between the ages 10-18 to join the Hitler Youth.
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September 27 1938
U.S. President Roosevelt sends letter to German Führer Adolf Hitler seeking peace
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January 27 1939
Adolf Hitler orders Plan Z, a 5-year naval expansion programme intended to provide for a huge German fleet capable of defeating the Royal Navy by 1944. The Kriegsmarine is given the first priority on the allotment of German economic resources. This i
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March 21 1939
Adolf Hitler demands the return of the Free City of Danzig to Germany.
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April 3 1939
Adolf Hitler orders the German military to start planning for Fall Weiss, the codename for the attack on Poland, planned to be launched on August 25, 1939.
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August 25 1939
In response to a message from Mussolini that Italy will not honor the Pact of Steel if Germany attacks Poland, Hitler delays the launch of the invasion by five days to provide more time to secure British and French neutrality.
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Adolf Hitler is sentenced to 5 years in jail for his participation in the Beer Hall Putsch (he serves only 8 months).

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April 1 1924

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Paul von Hindenburg is reelected President of Germany, defeating Adolf Hitler in a run-off.

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Card 4

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Nazi leader Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Paul von Hindenburg.

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Card 5

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The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.

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