The appointment of Hitler as Chancellor

NOTE: These cards work well on their own or in conjunction with another set I made with the dates of these events.

Explain the role of Schleicher in the fall of Bruning's govt. in May 1932
Schleicher felt ban on SA could lead to Nazi uprising → Hitler agreed not to oppose new govt. if there was a new Reichstag election + lift on SA ban → Hindenburg wouldn’t sign presidential decree from Schleicher → Bruning resignation
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Why was Papen's govt nicknamed the "cabinet of barons"?
All but two posts were filled by industrial elite.
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What party was awarded the other two posts and why?
DNVP - they were the only party that supported Papen's coalition
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What did Papen believe was the biggest threat to Germany?
Communist revolution
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Describe Papen's destruction of democratic government in Prussia.
After serious political violence, Papen blamed govt, made himself Reich Commissioner and purged govt of SPD members
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Why did the November Reichstag elections signal trouble for NSDAP?
Frequent campaigning had exhausted fund, vote fell to under 33%
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Why was Hindenburg's inner circle important?
Controllled access to Hindenburg + involved in appointments of Chancellors
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Why was Schleicher reluctant to take the role as Chancellor?
He preferred to work behind the scenes + would've been hard due to his alienation of Papen
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Why did Hitler get rid of the Strasser brothers?
They were a threat to his authority due to their socialist belief
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What is meant by "backstairs intrigue"?
Manipulation by a small group of people
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How did backstairs intrigue feature in the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor?
He manipulated Hindenburg's inner circle and Papen
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Why did those involved in Hitler's appointment feel they could control him?
He was poorly educated and inexperienced in govt; cabinet wasn't domnated by Nazis
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Card 2

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Why was Papen's govt nicknamed the "cabinet of barons"?

Back

All but two posts were filled by industrial elite.

Card 3

Front

What party was awarded the other two posts and why?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

What did Papen believe was the biggest threat to Germany?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Describe Papen's destruction of democratic government in Prussia.

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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