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How did Hitler establish a Nazi dictatorship January 1933 and August 1943

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Callum Quigley How did Hitler establish a Nazi dictatorship between January 1933 and August 1943? Hitler became Chancellor of Germany on the 30th January 1933. This was a remarkable achievement, however this wasn't enough for Hitler, he wanted total control. For his dreams and ambitions to be fulfilled he needed ultimate power. He was determined to get it and he did so in five main steps. These were: * 28th February 1933 he introduced the law for protection of the people and state. * 24th March 1933 he introduced the enabling law. * March 1933 he started a process called bringing Germany into line (with Nazi ideas and control). * 30th June 1934 the, 'Night of the Long Knives' eliminated the S.A. leaders. * August 1934 Hitler became Fuhrer and Reich Chancellor. ...read more.


Over 4000 communists were arrested due to this law. All of their newspapers were shut down and their meetings were put to an end. This put Hitler one step closer to overall power in Germany. Hitler still wanted more power. For this he had to introduce the 'Enabling Law'. However, the Reichstag would only let this pass if Hitler had two thirds of the overall majority, and Hitler only had half. However, Hitler found a way to win more votes. When people entered the Reichstag, they were greeted by cheers for the Enabling Act and Storm-Troopers who intimidated members on their way to vote. It was no surprise that most members voted for them. ...read more.


Ernst Rohm, leader of the S.A., wanted to join forces with the regular army. This would make him more powerful than Hitler. Hitler, who could not allow that, joined forces with the generals who did not want to lose power either. On 30th June 1934, Rohm and the other SA leaders were taken from their beds and shot. The same happened to all possible rivals to Hitler. Because he took out the only remaining rivals he had, and joined with the army generals, he was now almost unstoppable. When President Hindenburg died, the final piece of the jigsaw for Hitler fell into place. There was now nothing anybody could do to stop him. He gave himself the title, 'Fuhrer and the Reich Chancellor'. On that day the only people who could have stopped Hitler, the German army, swore an oath of personal allegiance to him. Now he was unstoppable. Callum Quigley 7.12.04 ...read more.

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