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Mini Hitler

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Brief review of how Hitler legally came to power in Germany.

Brief review of how Hitler legally came to power in Germany.

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  • 1. Weimar Republic • Inflation • Reparations: $33 billion in 1919 = $386,320,035,000 in 2005 • unemployment: 4.35 mil in 1931; 6 mill in 1932 • U.S. response = Dawes Plan
  • 2. Hitler’s Popularity •Beer Hall Putsch (1923) •Powerful orator •Mein Kampf •Fear of communism •nationalism, militarism, + honor •Jan 1933 appointed Chancellor by President Hindenburg
  • 3. Growth of Nazi Party •1930 = 289,000 •1932 = 800,000 •July 1932 Reichstag Election = 33% of votes-- largest party •Communists = 17% of vote
  • 4. Reichstag Fire! •Feb 1933 the Reichstag mysteriously burns to the ground •Nazi explanation •National state of emergency declared •Reichstag Elections 1933--Nazis win 44%
  • 5. The Last Straw •Enabling Act--March 1933 •President Hindenburg dies in August 1934 •Hitler takes sole control •“Today Germany, tomorrow the world!”