(There were EIGHT steps to total power, which you just need to
learn - sorry:)
(Rigged General Election
Leads To Psychopath Nazi Fuhrer)
Communist, van der Lubbe, burned down the Reichstag.
Hitler to imprison many Communist
leaders, which stopped them campaigning.
Hitler set up the Nazi People's Courts
(where the judges did as Hitler wanted).
44 per cent of
the population voted for the Nazis - NOT
Hitler immediately arrested the 80
gave Hitler the majority he needed
to pass the Enabling Act
SA bullied all the non-Nazi deputies.
voted Hitler the right to make the laws.
made Hitler an absolute dictator
Hitler reorganised the
local government of Germany under Nazi 'Gauleiters'.
block of flats
was run by a 'Blockleiter'.
Hitler set up
Unions were abolished
leaders were arrested.
Instead Hitler set up the German
banned all other political parties.
made Germany a one-party state
- only the Nazi party is allowed.
destroyed democracy - Germans could no longer
get rid of Hitler in an election.
of the Long Knives
The SA leader
Rφhm was a rival to
Hitler. He wanted to take over the army - this would have lost
Hitler the support of the Army generals.
SA wanted the Nazis to be more Socialist - this would have lost Hitler the
support of his big business backers.
Hitler ordered the SS to kill more than 400 SA men, including
declared himself Fuhrer (leader)
combined the roles of
president, chancellor and head of the army.