How Hitler consolidated his power
6 Factors that allowed HItler to take and keep power
Factor 1: Politicians underestimated the strength of Hitler's position and misread his intentions
Hitler? Oh, don't worry about him...
Factor 2: Hitler ruthlessly exploited every opportunity to consolidate his power
A COMMUNIST burned the Reichstag! I'm against communists. Communists are bad, am I right? The violent acts my guys have committed are justified, right? I'm the good guy, right?
Factor 3: The Nazis made widespread use of violence to crush political opposition
Factor 4: Hitler dealt swiftly and efficiently with the threat to his own position from within the Nazi Party
He's probably gonna betray me... Shoot him.
Factor 5: The opposition was so weak and divided that it could do nothing to stop Hitler
Come on, guys. We gotta get organized or else we're doomed.
You know this Hitler guy isn't so bad. He's got some good ideas. I just feel like he's driving Germany in a better direction, and I want to be part of that and also not be dead.
Factor 6: The political elites co-operated with the Nazi regime
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