Reichstag Fire

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Hitler called for an election in early...
March 1933
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It was full of speeches, propoganda (but now with the addition of using the streets and state media)...
processions and street fights
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On the 27th February 1933, the Reichstag building was...
severely dammaged by fire and Hitler blamed the communists
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Hitler saw the fire as a 'sign of god' and if the fire is the work of the...
communists, then there would be nothing to stop him from crushing out the group
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Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe was...
caught at the scene, but was debatable whether he was to blame
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After two months he was found...
guilty and having admitted it, was beheaded
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The day after the fire, Hitler persuaded Hindenburg to...
pass an emergency decree using Article 48 of the constitution
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This law for the 'Protection of the people and the state' gave...
Hitler powers to arrest anyone suspected of opposing the government
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This ende all personal liberty, stopped freedom of expression and...
took control of the press
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It gave Hitler the oppourtunity to act...
against his political opponenents
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Many were arrested and others were too afraid to...
vote due to the threatening behaviour of the SA
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The SA intimidated suspected opponents, trying to force them into...
open opposition to the Nazis so that they could be arrested
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The Significance - Hiter tried to get an overall...
Nazi majority in the Reichstag
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Wanted to blame thecommunists and for...
others to also blame them
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It got rid of...
Hitler's main opponent
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He said the fire was the start of...
a communist uprising
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processions and street fights

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It was full of speeches, propoganda (but now with the addition of using the streets and state media)...

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severely dammaged by fire and Hitler blamed the communists

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communists, then there would be nothing to stop him from crushing out the group

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Card 5

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caught at the scene, but was debatable whether he was to blame

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