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1

what 3 factors led to Hitler becoming a dictator

Reichstag Fire
Night of the Long Knives
Enabling Act

2

when was the Reichstag Fire

1933

3

who burnt down the reichstag

communist Von Der Lubbe

4

what did the Reichstag fire lead to

Hitler persuading Hindenburg to sign the Reichstag Decree

5

what did the Reichstag Decree give Hitler the power to do (3)

allow Nazi police to arrest anyone suspected of opposing the government, close newspapers and hold people without trial

Germany became a police state

6

what did Germany become because of the Emergency Decree

a police state

7

how many communists did the Nazis arrest because of the Emergency decree

over 4000

8

how did the Reichstag Fire benefit Hitler (2)

he was given more power
reduced political opposition

9

when was the night of the long knives

1934

10

which group was purged in the night of the king knives

the SA, the brown shirts

11

how many were in the SA and who was their leader

3 million under leader Ernst Rohm

12

give 2 reasons why Hitler purged the SA

believed Ernst Rohm wanted to overthrow him
army despised SA’s power and SS wanted to replace them

13

how many SA leaders were arrested and what happened to the rest

400 arrested
others imprisoned or executed

14

who else did Hitler take out during the night of the long knives

other political opponents eg von Papen

15

how did the night of the long knives benefit Hitler(2)

eradicated all threats to nazi party
army was more supportive

16

when was the Enabling Act passed

1933

17

what did the Enabling Act give Hitler the power to do

to pass any law without the approval of the Reichstag

18

what 3 things were banned because of the Enabling Act

Trade Unions
Political Parties
Local Government

19

when we’re Trade Unions banned

1933

20

when was local government banned

1934

21

when we’re political parties banned

1933

22

when we’re people’s courts set up

1933

23

what happened due to the banning of trade unions

workers rights removed and under Hitlers control

24

what happened due to political parties being banned

all political parties banned except Nazis so leaders imprisoned
Democracy was over

25

what happened due to peoples courts being set up

Hitler gained control over justice system and laws as all judges were made to swear an oath of loyalty to Hitler

26

what happened due to local government being banned

Hitler abolishes local parliaments and replaces them with Gautleiter (governor) who directly serves Hitler