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The communist party was the main obstacle to Hitler's creation of a nazi dictatorship in the years 1933-34

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d) "The communist party was the main obstacle to Hitler's creation of a nazi dictatorship in the years 1933-34" explain whether you agree with this view. I personally think the communists were not the main threat. First in this essay I am going to express my views on Hitler's political opponents I will also look at the other potential threats to Hitler and show, which one was the main obstacle towards his creation of a Nazi dictatorship. The other threats to Hitler were: the SA, the democratic parties-system -the Weimar republic and President Hindenberg. Hitler had always hated the communists and had sworn to destroy Communism. The coummists were another extremist group that many people voted for. On February 27th 1933 the Reichstag building was on fire. The man accused was Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe. Hitler used the incident to persuade Hindenburg to give him emergency powers. This allowed Hitler to stop communist meetings. ...read more.


Their leader Ernst Rohm was a potential rival to Hitler even though they were old friends. Rohm wanted Hitler to continue the Nazi revolution by reducing the power of big businesses and carrying out anti-capitalist activities of the Nazi programme. Rohm also wanted the SA to take control of the army. In 1924 Rohm quarreled with Hitler over the army. Rohm soon emigrated to Bolivia. By 1930 Hitler had trouble controlling the SA-most of whom simply were thugs. Hitler asked Rohm to return. Rohm did and take control of the SA, but Rohm still wanted the SA to be the most powerful force in Germany. Hitler knew he had to make a choice between the SA or army. Hitler felt the SA were interfering in the running of the country and the law courts. Hitler believed that Rohm and the SA were plotting against him. ...read more.


Hitler had to somehow dissolve all the other parties and, have the army obey him. At the time the army leaders distrusted Hitler and only obeyed the president Hindenberg. Hitler needed to find a way to get rid of his political opponents without the interference from the President. Hitler had to first overcome all these obstacles in the Weimer government and its very democratic constitution to create his dictatorship. As you can see the communist party was only one of a threat to Hitler but not the main obstacle to his creation of a dictatorship. IN my opinion the SA was probably the biggest threat to Hitler as they could easily have overthrown him if he did not act quickly. The SA were always close to Hitler, they had over 200 million men more men than the army had. Even with the army Hitler could not stop the SA, as they were very powerful but by acting quickly Hitler managed to over come this threat. ...read more.

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