Hitler doing salute

Hitler seizes power 1918 - 1932

By Jamesy
  • World war 1 ends

    WW1 Has ended, 31 million caulties and Germany has lost the war PART-Bibliography
  • The german workers party (Nazis)

    Adolf hitler joins the German Workers' Party (changed to the nazi party in Feburary 24, 1920) in late september becoming the 55th member
    Hitler rose to leadership through his emotional and captivating speeches. He encoura
    Hitler rose to leadership through his emotional and captivating speeches. He encouraged national pride, militarism, and a commitment to the country and a racially "pure" Germany.
  • Hitler becomes cheif of propoganda in the Nazi party - 101 members

    Hitler's propaganda skills and expressive speechs were appreciated by the party leadership. With the support of Anton Drexler, Hitler became chief of propaganda for the party in early 1920. In February 1920 Hitler changed the name of the DAP to the NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers' Party), commonly known as the Nazi Party. Hitler also designed the party's banner of a swastika
  • Hitler organises a 'Hall protection' squad (SA)

    In August Hitler organized a "hall protection" squad which later was known as the Sturmabteilung (Storm Detachment) or SA. They were commonly known as the brownshirts due to their uniform.
    the squad was originaly created to keep order at Nazi meetings and to only suppress those who disrupted the Nazi meetings. The squad ultimately became the paramilitary of the Nazi party.
  • Hitler becomes chairman of the NAZI party - 3,680 members

    While Hitler was on a fundraising trip to Berlin, a mutiny broke out within the NSDAP in Munich. Members of the its executive committee, some of whom did not like Hitler, wanted to merge with the rival German Socialist Party. Hitler returned to Munich on 11 July and angrily tendered his resignation. The committee members realised his resignation would mean the end of the party. Hitler announced he would rejoin on the condition that he would rejoin as party chairman. He was voted back as chairman
  • Hitler creates the Jugenbund (Later become hitler youth) and the Stabswache (Later become the SS)

    In 1922 and early 1923, Hitler formed two organizations that would grow to have huge significance. The first was the Jungsturm (14 - 16 of age) and Jugendbund (16 - 18 of age), which would later become the Hitler Youth. The other was the Stabswache, an early form of what would later become the Schutzstaffel (SS). Both to be trained for combat for the Nazi party. These groups were not
  • Hitler attempts to seize power in Munich - Goes to jail

    Adolf Hitler's attempt at an armed overthrow of local authorities in Munich, known as the Beer Hall Putsch , failed miserably. The Nazi Party seemed doomed to fail, Its leaders, including Hitler, were jailed and charged with high treason. Hitler, skillful in public speaking used the courtroom as a place to feed propganda against the government, by the end of the trial Hitler even gained supporters and his scentence was only a mere 5 years. He served only 1 year
  • Hitler is imprisoned

    While in prison, Hitler wrote volume one of Mein Kampf (My Struggle). The book detailed Hitler's radical ideas of German nationalism, hate towards the jews, and promoting Anti-communism
  • Hitler released from prison

    Hitler is released from prison after a 5 year scentence.
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    Movement to make the Nazi party more recognized and the Nazi party does poorley in elections

    Partly due to the poor results of the elections, Hitler decided that Germans needed to know more about his goals. At this time the SA began a period of deliberate antagonism to the Rotfront (Communist paramilitary) by marching into Communist strongholds and starting arguments and brawls. Nazi membership was now recorded at 130,000
    Despite growing in size the nazi party did poorley in the richstag elections in 1928 only gaining 2.6% of the total votes
  • German elections

    The Nazi party wins 2.6% of the votes and gains 12 seats
  • Creation of Nazi professional services

    The Nazi creates professional services such as, judges, lawyers, docters and teachers
  • The great depression starts

  • Heinrich Brüning becomes chancellor

    Bruning becomes chancellor but undermineds democracy due to poor descions being passed as buills. Allowing opposition groups to become more popular and bring down the government.
    Elections on this date lead to Nazi's winning 18% of the vote. 107 seats.
    The nazi membership also reaches 100,000 members
  • Re-elections - Hidenburg returns as president

    Hidenburg wins re-election, Hitler gains 36.8% of the vote.
    Bruning bans the SA for street voilence.
    Hitler with help from General Von Schleicher a respected general brings down the government.
  • Bruning resigns

    Bruning is forced to resign from the government and the ban of the SA is lifted
    Franz von Papen is appointed as chancellor
  • Purssian government is overthrown

    100 die in street violence started by the SA in the build up to elections. Prussian SPD government is forcefully removed by Von Papen.Socialist party and the communist party are too split to fight back.
  • Nazi party becomes the largest party

    The nazi party gained 38% of the vote winning 270 seats
  • Von Papen loses support in the Reichstag

    Von papens government dysfunctional as he is unable to gain Hitlers support, a new election is called.
  • Nazi party can overthrow government at any time

    The elections remain relativately the same with the nazi party votes dropping to 33% and papen loses support. Nazi party can over throw the government at any time
  • Von Schleicher becomes Chancellor

    Hindenburg fires von papen and introduces Von Schleicher as Chancellor
    Von Schleicher brings in other leading nazi party leaders such as Gregor Strasser into power.
    This makes Hitler very angry.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor

    With Von Papen gaining in popularity again, Schleicher knew he wouldn't stay as Chancellor, Schleicher hating Von Papen started support Hitler Hermann goring is appointed the leader in Prussia
  • Reichstag fire

    The Reichstag fire is unknown who caused it.
    Several of the strongest opponents in the communist party where blamed and thrown into jail and the banning of the communist party
    The SA is also incorporated into the police forces to maintain order in the run up to the elections.
  • All local governments from state level down given Nazi approved leaders.

  • Law against the formation of Parties


    As head of the SS and the secret police, Himmler had control over the vast network of Nazi concentration and extermination camps, the Einsatzgruppen, and the Gestapo. Himmler committed suicide in 1945, after his arrest.
  • SA wants to revolt

    Problems with the SA threatening a revolution against Hitler's perceived deals with the establishment led Hitler to sanction Himmler and his SS to murder the leadership of the SA and his political opponents within his Party.
  • Law passed to free Hitler of any charges or crimes he commited

  • Hitler become Fuhrer

    Hitler declares himself Fûhrer after Hindenburg dies
    Oath of loyalty to Hitler is made by the armed forces
    A referendum sees this act confirmed with 89.3% of the vote in favour.