Hitler 2 - Hitlers Rise Reich president Paul von...

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Hitler’s Rise Reich president Paul von Hindenburg's advisers persuaded him to invoke the constitution's emergency presidential powers. These powers allowed the president to restore law and order in a crisis. Hindenburg created a new government, made up of a chancellor and cabinet ministers, to rule by emergency decrees instead of by laws passed by the Reichstag. So began the demise of the Weimar democracy. Heinrich Brüning was the first chancellor under the new presidential system. He was unable to unify the government, and in September 1930, there were new elections. The Nazi Party won an important victory, capturing 18.3% of the vote to make it the second largest party in the Reichstag. With Adolf Hitler's ascendancy to the chancellorship, the Nazi Party quickly consolidated its power. Hitler managed to maintain a posture of legality throughout the Nazification process. Once Hitler became Chancellor and later Reichsufhrer, the Nazi party quickly changed Germany’s political, social, and economic structure. During the next six years, Hitler completely transformed Germany into
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2010 for the course HIST 2 taught by Professor Mr.katz during the Spring '10 term at Cape Fear Community College.

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