April 15, 2020
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Hitler comes to power
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Hitler joins the German Workers Party. He begins to give speeches that start to improve his image as a public speaker
Hitler is discharged from the army. In the German Worker’s Party he undertakes responsibility for publicity and propaganda. He changes the party’s name to the National Socialist German Workers Party, or "NAZI"
Hitler challenges Anton Drexler to become leader of the Nazi party. After initial resistance, Drexler agrees and Hitler becomes the new leader of the party.
The Nazis plan a coup in order to take over the Bavarian government. This operation is stopped by the armed police and hitler is captured and imprisoned for treason. He spends 9 months in Landsberg prison.
Hitler begins to fe-found the Nazi party
In the General Election, the Nazi Party increases its representatives in parliament from 14 to 107. Hitler is now the leader of the second largest party in Germany.
Hitler challenges Paul von Hindenburg for the presidency, but fails to win.
Hitler becomes a German citizen—enabling him to stand in the Presidential election against Hindenburg.
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.
After the death of President Hindenburg, Hitler becomes “Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor” and abolishes the title of President.
Night of the Long Knives. Hitler crushes all opposition within his own party—thus eliminating any of his rivals.
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