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how did hitler get into power

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History: How did Hitler get into power? In the 1920s, Germany and the Weimer republic were suffering from the problems brought by the War and world depression. The Nazis, led by Hitler, rose very fast during this time. In 1928, the Nazis seemed a tiny party, a joke, as they only got less than 3 percent of the votes. But in September of 1930 the Nazis gained 18% of the votes, which was 107seats, they already beat the communists who had 77seats. And in July of 1932, they gained 37% of the vote with 230 seats. This was a huge rise compared to the votes they gained just four years earlier, and the Nazis were all led by Hitler during that time, so how did Hitler and his Nazis rise in that astonishing speed and get into power very quickly? I will try to identical some in this essay. Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 in Austria. He had a bad tempered father but a good mother. He left school at the age of 16 as he was not hard-work. He went to Vienna as a painter which was his dream job but he failed to enter the Vienna academy of art and began to live as a 'down and out' on the streets. ...read more.

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This increased the Nazis' support from people. During that time, there were frequent street battles between communist gangs and the police, and the communists seemed the disorderly fact of German. Nazis' SA and SS, on the other way round, never joined the fights in the streets, and always played the role of helping the police to stop the fights, so the SA and SS gave people the impression of discipline and order. And many people felt the country needed this kind of order, as none wanted to have a government which brought fights on the streets every day, and Nazis seemed a good choice for them to have a quiet and peaceful live. The communists lose support on this, but the support of the Nazis increased. In 1923 Hitler believed that the moment had come for him to topple the Weimar government, but he failed at 'the Munich Putsch' and was sent into prison for 9 months. Hitler used his time in prison to write a book called 'Mein Kampf', which clarified and presented his ideas about Germany's future. This book was very popular throughout Germany after publish and it also brought lots of support to the Nazis. As soon as he got out of prison, Hitler set about rebuilding the Nazi party so that it could take power through democratic means. ...read more.

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And on 5th of March, Hitler called another election, the Nazis won their largest-ever share of the votes, 52 percent, now Hitler had an overall majority. However, there was another big problem facing Hitler at that time; there were two arm forces in German, the SA and the Army, Hitler had to make a choice between them. Hitler decided to break the SAs, because the power of the SAs under the leadership of Rohm was too strong (4million men), and Hitler was suspicious of Rohm as he talked about making the SA into a second German army. The SAs could be a big problem in the future although they were badly disciplined. Hitler took action quickly after he made the decision. Over the weekend of 29-30 June, squads of SS men broke into the homes of Rohm and other leading figures in SA and arrested them. Rohm was murdered and about 400 others were executed over the weekend. This 'purge' was known as The Night of the Long Knives. Hindenburg was happy with this and the Army said it was well satisfied with the events of the weekend. Soon after the Night of the Long Knives, Hindenburg died and Hitler took over as Supreme leader of Germany. And on August 1934 the army agreed to stay out of politucs and to serve Hitler. Now Hitler became the real Chancellor and leader of Germany and had the real power. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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