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How did Hitler create a dictatorship January 1933 to August 1934?

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´╗┐How did Hitler create a dictatorship, January 1933- August 1934? Event, date and what happened? How did this help Hitler gain greater control over Germany? The Reichstag Fire- a week before the March election. On February 27th, the Reichstag burned down. A young Dutch Communist, Marinus van der Lubbe, a former Communist was found nearby with firelighters and matchsticks. He was tries and executed for setting the Reichstag on fire. In order to deal with the situation, President Hindenburg gave Hitler power, using which he passed an emergency law called ?The Decree for the Protection of the People and the State.? This law stripped parties of their freedom of speech. It also restricted the freedom of the Press. ...read more.

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Later on when the Enabling Act is passed it allowed Hitler to make decisions without the consultation of the Reichstag, this was one of his steps to create a dictatorship in Germany. April 1933-State governors were abolished. Nazi governors ran Germany?s provinces and the party was organised to control every German citizen This helped Hitler to Nazify the entire Germany and it was kind of introducing the people to the Nazism and as every governor was a Nazi so only Hitler could control them. 2nd May- Hitler closed down the Trade Unions and arrested their leaders and a new compulsory organisation for workers call the German Labour Front was set up. Hitler was now in control of everyone in Germany and its economy. ...read more.

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On 30th June Rohm and many other SA leaders were gathers and shot by the SS. Over the weekend, 400 were killed Hitler was afraid of revolt of within his supporter, by doing this he was setting example that anyone who tried to go against him would face death. This would create fear so that there are no more revolts against him. It also gained Hitler support as he now got rid of the violent SA which the German public feared. 2nd August 1934- President Hindenburg died and no new president was appointed so Hitler merged the powers of the Chancellor and President and became the Fuhrer and the army swore loyalty to him. As there was no one appointed President so as Chancellor he passed laws that would put him in power. The only group that could overthrow Hitler now swore loyalty to him which ensured him that there was no one who could overthrow him. ...read more.

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