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Factors in Hitler's consolidation of power

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked After becoming Chancellor in 1933 Hitler had to consolidate his power. 1. Briefly describe the events in 1932-33 that led to Hitler?s appointment as Chancellor. [5 marks] Von Papen was appointed Chancellor in 1932, even though the Nazi?s was the party with the most seat and therefore Hitler should have been Chancellor. Von Papen could not control the Nazi?s so Von Schleicher became Chancellor, however Von Schleicher could not control the Nazi?s either. Von Papen advised Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as Chancellor to keep the Nazi?s under control and allow him to be Vice Chancellor. This way Hindenburg could control Hitler and Von Papen could also have some say in what happens. Hindenburg went along with Von Papen?s idea and appointed Hitler as Chancellor, with Von Papen as Vice Chancellor, on January 30th, 1933. ...read more.

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As it was Hitler and the Nazi?s that found the Dutch communists, to many they appeared to look like the heroes of the day and therefore as many communist supporters looked for another party they joined the Nazi?s. This boosted the number of supporters and helped Hitler because in allowed for more progress in the future, for example when he needed the Enabling Act to be passed, many people believed Hitler knew what he was doing and he had gained supporters from after the Reichstag fire meaning it was easier for him to have the Enabling Act passed. 1. ?The Night of the Long Knives was more important than the Enabling Act in Hitler?s consolidation of power in 1933-34.? How far do you agree with this statement? ...read more.

Conclusion

Therefore, breaking the partnership between Hitler and the SA and gaining a relationship between Hitler and the army was essential for his consolidation of power. However, the enabling act was important towards Hitler?s consolidation of power because it got rid of the Weimar without the public being aware. It also allowed Hitler to pass any laws without going through the Weimar - he became a dictator. This was necessary because it meant he was able to control the people as well as giving him ultimate power. Overall the Night of the Long Knives was more important as there were more positive and rewarding effects towards Hitler?s consolidation of power in 1933-34 than the Enabling Act, because the Night of the Long Knive allowed Hitler to get rid of the one force that had the potential to destroy him - the SA. ...read more.

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