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What methods and events did Hitler use to become fuhrer in 1934?

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What methods and events did Hitler use to become fuhrer in 1934? In 1934, Adolf Hitler wanted to become fuhrer. He wanted to become leader and he wanted all the power, the methods that he used to do so and the events that took place during this period are as follows. In 1929, The Wall Street Crash took place; the repurcussions of this event were catastrophic. It had many affects on the world and many countries economies were affected but Germany was hit the worst. Gustar Stresemann was chancellor of Germany at the time but when he died on October 24th, the Wall Street crash began. The money that the US had loaned Germany had been lost. The shares lost their values. German businesses failed which meant lots of people were unemploymed, over six million. People had no money due to lack of jobs and people had no food due to not having any money. Banks failed and people lost their life savings. All of these effects had a big impact not only economically but on the German people aswell. ...read more.

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His powerful speeches were another Nazi tactic. The Nazis believed in the Herrenvolk, the master race and all other races were infeitor were called the untermenschen.Jews, blacks and Gypsies. The Nazi party was too large to be ignored; it was the largest party in the Reichstag and with propaganda used everywhere people went they would be reminded of the Nazis party and to vote for them. Hitler's power increased between 1933 and 1934. He gradually built up his position and his power increased. In 1933 Hitler had been appionted chancellor, Franz von Papen, politician, who was once chancellor from June to November 1932, belived in Hitler. He persuaded Hindenburg to appoint Hitelr as chancellor with himself as vice-chancellor. Hindenburg hated Hitler but gave in to Franz von Papen, who promised Hindenburg that Hitler would be kept under control. On January 30th Hitler was appointed German chancellor. There were only three Nazis in the government, and Hitler had no overall majority in the Reichstag. Hitler's aim was to achieve an overall majority so that he could get the laws he wanted passed without any interference, which was to ban all political parties except the Nazis. ...read more.

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Hitler needed the army's support and if he had the army to support him, he no longer needed the SA. He then had the leaders of the SA killed in the Nightof the Long Knifes, including his good friend Ernst Rohn. On June 30th, 1934, Night of the Long Knifes took place. Ernst Rohm and other SA strorm troopers were executed. Hitler became scared that his storm troopers would turn against him and kill him because he was getting all the glory and they were doing all the work. So he killed the main leader which were approximatley two hundred, including Ernst Rohm. He did so for many reasons; Hitler saw Rohm as a personal threat, also two of Hitler's most important henchmen, Himmler and Goring, wanted Rohm removed so they had a word in his ear. When Hitler found out that he was a homosexual he was humiliated and wanted revenge so Hitler had him killed. In 1934, Hitler then became president with the full support of the army and had satisfied his aims. He had all the powere that he had hoped for and now was fuhrer. ...read more.

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