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Hitler becomes chancellor of a coalition government, where the Nazis have a third of the seats in the Reichstag.
The German Reichstag is destroyed by fire. The plot and execution is almost certainly due to the Nazis but they point the finger at the communists and trigger a General Election.
The Enabling Act passed—powers of legislation pass to Hitler’s cabinet for four years, making him virtual dictator.
Communist party banned.
Socialists, Trade Unions and strikes banned.
Hitler withdraws from the League of Nations. In the following months, he trebles the size of the German Army and ignores the arms restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles.
April 20, 1945. That day Hitler met for the last time with his top Nazis. The occasion was Hitler's 56th birthday, a dreary celebration inside the Führerbunker in Berlin.
Hitler's choice to remain in the Führerbunker to the very end amounted to his final decision of the war.
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