How important was the use of violence in helping Hitler to become dictator in 1934?
No one expected Hitler to rise to power. He had failed at just about everything he had undertaken until he discovered politics. Eventually Hitler became chancellor in 1933 but becoming chancellor was not enough for Hitler he was determined to become dictator as quickly as possible to begin the Nazi revolution. Hitler went a long way into getting what he wanted and in august 1934 Hitler became Dictator in Germany. Hitler had used many different tactics in order to become dictator most of which relied on his position in government, chance, persuasion and political violence. But was Hitler’s use of violence important in securing him the role of dictator? Or was it something else?
During the years of 1933-1934 Hitler had taken control of Germany. There are many ways in which violence had succeeded in helping Hitler to become dictator. The use of violence became a way of life for Hitler and the Nazi party.
On 27th February 1933 a key event took place for Hitler and the Nazis, the Reichstag fire. It is believed that Hitler and the Nazi party planned the Reichstag fire and threatened the communists to admit responsibility for the fire; this incident gave Hitler the excuse he needed to ban the communists from the Reichstag.