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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

How did Hitler shut down the fragile Wiemar republics democracy silence the critics and expand his power?

Hitler was appointed after a poor showing at the polls -- in 1933

By 1945 they had built camps shut down freedom and scared and propagandized the German public to accept totalitarian rule

HOW ?

He did not do it all at once --- he did it in stages -- What were those stages ?

A fake terror attack gave him a lot of power -- The enabling act

Hitler's rise to power in Germany began[1] in September 1919 when Hitler joined the political party that was[2] known as the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (abbreviated as DAP, and later commonly referred to as the Nazi Party). This political party was formed and developed during the post-World War I era. It was anti-Marxist and was opposed to the democratic post-war government of the Weimar Republic and the Treaty of Versailles; and it advocated extreme nationalism and Pan-Germanism as well as virulent anti-Semitism. Hitler's "rise" can be considered to have ended in March 1933, after the Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act of 1933 in that month; President Paul von Hindenburg had already appointed Hitler as Chancellor on 30 January 1933 after a series of parliamentary elections and associated backstairs intrigues. The Enabling Act—when used ruthlessly and with authority—virtually assured that Hitler could thereafter constitutionally exercise dictatorial power without legal objection

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler%27s_rise...

How did he get away with creating an SS that used sharpened interogation methods

Read the LAW of the new Germany as slowly introduced to Germans yourself

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_di...

How did he silence the media the proffessors who disagreed with his version of eugenics ?

How was he able to convince the German public that the Polish represented a threat to the German people and how did he convince them the Nazis would be greeted as liberators?

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  • 10 years ago
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    strangley familiar, eh?

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Obama is pretty much doing the same thing - watch and learn

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