How Hitler consolidated his power

How Hitler consolidated his power

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6 Factors that allowed HItler to take and keep power

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  • 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?
  • Mr. Hitler
  • 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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