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5 March 1933
Hitler moved almost immediately to gain an overall majority in the Reichstag, calling fresh elections
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27th February 1933
The burning of the Reichstag building gave him the opportunity to weaken the Communists’ election campaign. Because a Dutch communist – Marinus van der Lubbe – was captured at the scene, the Nazis blamed the Communists for the blaze.
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April 1933
Jews and political opponents were removed from jobs in the civil service and legal profession. Key positions within Germany’s state governments were taken over by Nazis.
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May 1933
all trade unions were outlawed and replaced by a Nazi union, the DAF (German Labour Front).
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July 1933
Germany became a one-party state. However, by this stage there were few other parties to get rid of. The Social Democrats had already been banned, whilst the Centre Party had dissolved itself.
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January 1933
Hitler introduced the Law for the Reconstruction of the State. This abolished all of Germany’s state governments apart from Prussia’s, which was to be run by Herman Göring, a leading Nazi.
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30 June 1934
‘Night of the Long Knives’. Anyone he suspected of threatening his control of the party was eliminated. Key SA leaders, including Röhm, were executed. So too were a number of old political opponents.
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August 1934
Hindenburg died. A day earlier, a new law was passed combining the posts of Chancellor and President and giving all powers to Hitler, who would become Führer and Reich Chancellor. The army now demonstrated their gratitude to Hitler.
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The burning of the Reichstag building gave him the opportunity to weaken the Communists’ election campaign. Because a Dutch communist – Marinus van der Lubbe – was captured at the scene, the Nazis blamed the Communists for the blaze.

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27th February 1933

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Jews and political opponents were removed from jobs in the civil service and legal profession. Key positions within Germany’s state governments were taken over by Nazis.

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all trade unions were outlawed and replaced by a Nazi union, the DAF (German Labour Front).

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Germany became a one-party state. However, by this stage there were few other parties to get rid of. The Social Democrats had already been banned, whilst the Centre Party had dissolved itself.

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