Hitler's Vicious Rise

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  • Hitler's Birth

    Hitler's Birth
  • WW1 begins

  • Hitler's Enlistment

    Hitler's Enlistment
    Hitler joins the Bavarian Army, and earns the rank of Gefreiter (Lance Corporal)
  • Germany Surrenders

  • WW1 Ends

    The Treaty of Versailles is signed, formally ending the war
  • NSDAP is formed

    NSDAP is formed
    Standing for The Nationalist Socialist German Worker's Party, their beliefs were that communism was wrong, and that Nationalism was the only way a German could thrive. They would hold anti-big business and anti-capitalist rallies and such. They were also anti-Semitic
  • Hitler Assumes Control of the Nazi Group

    After just one year of being a member, Hitler becomes leader of NSDAP
  • Hitler is Arrested

    After trying to overthrow the Bavarian Government, Hitler is arrested for treason, and sentenced to five years in prison. However, he only serves one year, during which he wrote the famous book, "Mein Kampf"
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

    Even though Hidenburg originally appointed someone else as Chancellor, a man named Franz von Papen changed his mind. He believed that if non-Nazis were surrounding Hitler, he would be unable to fulfill some of his more violent ideas.
  • the Reichstag Fire

    The Reichstag was the German Parliament building, and was burned severely shortly after Hitler gained his new position. He used this to pressure the President of Germany to decree an article from a certain document. This allowed the Nazis to have almost limitless unrestricted power.
  • The Enabling Act

    The Enabling Act was a new law that allowed Hitler to basically do whatever he wanted with the German Government trying to stop. It was passed with a landslide voting total, but only due to the Nazis intimidating or eliminating those who would vote against
  • Rhineland Invasion

    The Rhine was a river that was like a border between Germany and her western neighbors. The Treaty of Versailles prevented German military from occupying any nearby space, but Hitler ordered it anyways
  • New Foreign Policy

    Hitler was worried about the German economy plummeting even further, so he proposed a simple solution: Become self-sufficient via invading the rest of Europe to obtain more raw materials
  • Anschluss

    Hitler wanted Austria to rejoin Germany, but this was forbidden in the Treaty of Versailles. When the Austrian Chancellor held a vote for independence, Hitler claimed the vote was rigged, and gave an ultimatum: relinquish leadership, or be invaded. When Austria turned to the U.K. and France for help, they were outright ignored. Thus the Chancellor resigned, giving Austria to the Nazis
  • The Sudetenland Invasion

    Hitler wanted to claim Sudetenland, claiming that the mostly German population was being persecuted by the Czechs. The British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain intervened, sort of. He agreed to Hitler's demands, and eventually signed an agreement with France, Germany, and Italy, allowing the Fuehrer's invasion, as long as the rest of Czechoslovakia was not invaded. Chamberlain falsely believed this would help maintain peace, even as German troops moved into Sudetenland two days later.
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    Great depression

    The Great Depression caused the Nazis to gain popularity. This was due to the German economy relying mostly on foreign trades and loans. Many young workers believed in the Nazi ideas, looking for someone to blame, and believing that America and her "democracy" were to blame, too. This lead to the Nazis winning more than a third of the German Parliament seats.
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    Hitlers Presidency, and Protest Solution

    in 1933, Hitler began to make the infamous Concentration Camps. They were originally meant to be secure holding facilities for political prisoners. One year later, he would gain the title of President and Fuehrer of Germany, after Hindenburg dies. He also gains the support of the German Army by eliminating his old supporters in the SA
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    Restrengthening the German Military

    Hitler reinstates the draft, as well as unveils his Four-year plan. This schedule and draft combo allows the German military to have nearly a million troops, 8,000 aircraft, and about a hundred naval craft