nazi Germany 1932-1939

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July 1932
The Nazi party gained 37.4% of the vote in the Reichstag elections to become the largest party.
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30th January 1933
Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Hindenburg
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3rd February 1933
Hitler defined the Nazi party foreign policy. The prime goal was to secure lebensraum (living space) for the German master race.
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27th February 1933
The Reichstag Fire. A fire which broke out at the Reichstag building was blamed on the Communist Party (KPD). As a result the KPD, which was the second largest party in Germany, was banned. The banning of the Communist party gave the Nazis a clear m
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5th March 1933
With the Communist party banned Hitler ordered a new election at which the Nazi party gained 44% of the General election vote.
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23rd March 1933
Enabling Act gave Hitler power to make laws without consulting the Reichstag for a period of four years
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26th April 1933
The Gestapo, Nazi secret police, were formed
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26th April 1933
The Nazis took over local government
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2nd May 1933
Trade Unions were banned
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10th May 1933
25,000 'un-German' books burned in an “Action against the Un-German Spirit”. The move was encouraged by Joseph Goebbels, Head of Propaganda.
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14th July 1933
All political parties except the Nazis were banned
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October 1933
Germany withdrew from the League of Nations
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30th June 1934
The Night of the Long Knives - 150 leaders of the Stormtroopers SA were executed. Many members of the SA were committed socialists and demanded that Nazi policy embrace socialist aims. This was not a direction the Nazis wished to follow so the SA wer
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2nd August 1934
President Hindenburg died. Hitler combined the post of President and Chancellor and called himself Fuhrer.
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September 1934
In a speech to the National Socialist Women's Organization, Hitler defined women's role stating that a woman's " world is her husband, her family, her children, and her home."
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26th February 1935
Hitler ordered Hermann Goering to establish the Luftwaffe, German airforce, in defiance of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles
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March 1935
Hitler publicly announced that the German Army was to be expanded.Conscription was introduced.
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15th September 1935
Nuremburg Laws defined German citizenship. Relationships between Jews and Aryans were banned.
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7th March 1936
Re-occupation of the Rhineland. In contravention of the terms of the Versailles Treaty, Hitler sent German troops to re-occupy the Rhineland.
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1st August 1936
Berlin Olympics began.
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25th October 1936
Axis alliance concluded between Germany and Italy
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25th November 1936
Anti-Comintern pact concluded between Germany and Japan
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December 1936
Law concerning the Hitler Youth made membership of the Hitler Youth compulsory for all boys
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14th March 1938
Anschluss with Austria. Hitler made a triumphant entry into Vienna
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30th September 1938
Munich Agreement - Allies agreed that Germany could have the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia in return for peace
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November 1938
Kristallnacht - Jewish shops and synagogues were destroyed. Following the event the Jewish population was fined for the destruction.
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15th March 1939
Hitler invaded and occupied Czechoslovakia in contravention of the Munich Agreement
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31st March 1939
Britain issued a statement guaranteeing Poland's independence. The issuing of this statement meant that if Germany invaded Poland then Britain would come to the aid of the Poles.
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23rd August 1939
Nazi-Soviet Pact - Alliance between Hitler and Stalin which agreed to divide Poland between the two countries.
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25th August 1939
Anglo-Polish Common Defence Pact - This agreement offered mutual military assistance in the event that one country was attacked by another European country. A clause was added specifying that the assistance would only be offered if the invaded countr
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1st September 1939
Hitler invaded Poland using Blitzkrieg (lightning war) tactics. Although the Poles fought back they were quickly defeated and Poland was occupied.
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3rd September 1939
Britain and France declared war on Germany
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Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Hindenburg

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30th January 1933

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Hitler defined the Nazi party foreign policy. The prime goal was to secure lebensraum (living space) for the German master race.

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The Reichstag Fire. A fire which broke out at the Reichstag building was blamed on the Communist Party (KPD). As a result the KPD, which was the second largest party in Germany, was banned. The banning of the Communist party gave the Nazis a clear m

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With the Communist party banned Hitler ordered a new election at which the Nazi party gained 44% of the General election vote.

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