Rise of the Nazi Party

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    Rise of the Nazi Party

  • The Central Power started to collapse.

  • Kaiser Wilhelm ll abdicated and Weimar Republic declared.

    Kaiser Wilhelm ll abdicated and later that day, Philip Scheideman Declared from the Reichstag that Germany was now a republic.
  • World War one ended.

    World War one ended with the victory of the allies.
  • German Workers' Party formed.

    The German Workers' Party (Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) DAP formed by Anton Drexler, Gottfried Feder, Dietrich Eckart and Karl Harrer.
  • Treaty of Versallie signed.

    A peace treaty called theTreaty of Versallie was signed in the Palace at Versallie outside of Paris. It was signed by the biig three: Lloyd-George, Woodrow Wilson, Georges Clemenceau
    and the Italian leader, Vittorio Orlando.
  • Adolf Hitler was sent to spy the German Workers' Party.

    Hitler had been sent by the German Army to spy on the German Workers' Party but, decided that he liked the political ideas of the party and became a member.
  • German Workers' Party changed its name to the National Socialist German Workers' Party

    German Workers' Party (DAP) changed its name to National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDP). Or called the Nazi Party for short.
  • Adolf Hitler became the leader of the Nazi Party.

    Adolf Hitler became leader of the NSDP and took the title: der Führer.
  • The SA (Sturm Abteilung) formed.

    The SA (Sturm Abteilung) formed. Known as the Stormtroopers, they were the party militia. They were also known as brownshirts because of the brown shirts that formed part of their uniform.
  • The Munich Putsch Event.

    Hitler and the NSDP attempt to overthrow the Bavarian government failed. The leaders were arrested and charged with treason.
  • Hitler's trial for his part in the Munich Putsch began.

    Hitler's trial for his part in the Munich Putsch began. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison but only served 10 months.
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    Hiter Imprisioned in Landsberg castle.

    Hiter Imprisioned in Landsberg castle. During his time in prison Hitler wrote Mein Kampf.
  • Hiter was released from jail.

  • SS (Schutzstaffel) formed.

    The SS (Schutzstaffel) formed. They wore black shirts to distinguish them from the SA, initially formed Hitler's personal bodyguard, but later became the party militia.
  • Hitler Youth and the League of German Worker Youth was formed.

    Hitler Youth, League of German Worker Youth was formed. The party had had a youth section since its beginning, but this new re-organised Hitler Youth was more integrated into the SA.
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    The Great Depression

    The world depression saw many Germans face unemployment and poverty and the support for the Nazi party increased dramatically.
  • Hitler Youth junior branches established.

    Hitler Youth junior branches established. Deutsches Jungvolk for boys aged 10 - 14 years and the Bund Deutscher Mädel (League of German Girls) for girls aged 10 - 18 years.
  • The Nazi party gained 18.3% of the vote in the Reichstag elections.

    The Nazi party gained 18.3% of the vote in the Reichstag elections to become the second largest party.
  • The Nazi party gained 37.4% of the vote in the Reichstag elections.

    The Nazi party gained 37.4% of the vote in the Reichstag elections to become the largest party.
  • Hitler was appointed the Chancellor of Germany by President Hindenburg.

    Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Hindenburg.
  • The Reichstag Fire.

    A fire which broke out at the Reichstag building was blamed on the Communist Party (KPD). As a result, the KPD, which was the second largest party in Germany, was banned. The banning of the Communist party gave the Nazis a clear majority in government.
  • The Nazi party gained 44% of the General election vote.

    With the Communist party banned Hitler ordered a new election at which the Nazi party gained 44% of the General election vote.
  • Hitler gained the power to make laws without consulting the Reichstag.

    Enabling Act gave Hitler power to make laws without consulting the Reichstag for a period of four years.
  • The Gestapo were formed

    The Gestapo, Nazi secret police, were formed.
  • The Nazis took over local government.

  • Trade Unions were banned.

  • All political parties except the Nazis were banned.

  • Germany withdrew from the League of Nations.

  • The Night of the Long Knives.

    150 leaders of the Stormtroopers SA were executed. Many members of the SA were socialists and demanded that Nazi policy embrace socialist aims. This was not the direction that Hiter wished to follow so the SA were eliminated.
  • Hitler becamed the Fuhrer.

    President Hindenburg died. So Hitler combined the post of President and Chancellor and called himself the Fuhrer.