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  1. Unit 1: The World in Crisis

    1. Impact of World War I in Europe
    14 Topics
  2. 2. Stalin's Soviet Union
    12 Topics
  3. 3. Hitler's Germany
    27 Topics
  4. 4. Outbreak WWII in Europe
    13 Topics
  5. 5. Germany's Defeat in World War II
    21 Topics
  6. 6. Outbreak War in Asia Pacific
    6 Topics
  7. 7. Japan's Defeat
    10 Topics
  8. Unit 2: Bi-Polarity and the Cold War
    8. Reasons for the Cold War in Europe
    21 Topics
  9. 9. The Korean War
    19 Topics
  10. 10. Cuban Missile Crisis
    25 Topics
  11. 11. The End of Cold War
    19 Topics
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Political Impact of Hitler’s Ruling (Consolidation of power)

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Consolidation of power

Newly appointed Chancellor Adolf Hitler greets President von Hindenburg at a memorial service. Berlin, 1933. Behind Hitler is Herman Goering and Joseph Goebbels.

When Hitler became Chancellor in 1933, he took measures to consolidate power as the Nazis did not have a clear majority in parliament

  • Only 3 out of 11 cabinet ministers were Nazis.
  • The communists remained Hitler’s main rivals for political power as they held meetings & rallies to reach out to the German people.

Hitler therefore sought to increase the authority of the Nazis, by calling for another election in March 1933, hoping to win a majority in the Reichstag.

  • In the run-up to election, the Nazis employed their usual tactics – rallies, speeches, parades & violence against other parties. This time, he held advantage by having control of police & media.
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