Mini Hitler

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Weimar Republic • Inflation • Reparations: $33 billion in 1919 = $386,320,035,000 in 2005 • unemployment: 4.35 million in 1931 and 6 million in 1932

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Brief review of how Hitler legally came to power in Germany.

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Weimar Republic • Inflation

• Reparations:$33 billion in 1919 =$386,320,035,000 in

2005• unemployment: 4.35 million in 1931 and 6

million in 1932

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Hitler’s Popularity

•Beer Hall Putsch(1923)

•Powerful orator

•Fear of communism

•nationalism, militarism, + honor

•Jan 1933 appointed Chancellor by President Hindenburg

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Growth of Nazi Party

• 1930 = 289,000

• 1932 = 800,000

• July 1932 Reichstag Election = 33% of votes--largest party

•Communists = 17% of vote

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Reichstag Fire!• Feb 1933 the Reichstag

mysteriously burns to the ground

•Nazi explanation

•National state of emergency declared

• Reichstag Elections 1933--Nazis win 44%

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The Last Straw

• Enabling Act--March 1933

• President Hindenburg dies in August 1934

•Hitler takes sole control