Dawes plan succeeded in negotiating lessened

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Dawes Plan – succeeded in negotiating lessened reparation payments NSDAP believed that submission to Dawes plan and nonresistance was not nationalistic – “stab in the back” of Germany Matthias Erzberger German politician (Zentrum) during WWI, discovered in 1917 that German troops not in a good position Erzberger to agreed to an armistice that amounted in Germany’s complete surrender – on orders from Hindenburg and Ludendorff Army upset about the surrender and harsh terms of the Armistice Propelled the German “Stab in the Back” theory that Hitler and the NSDAP campaigned with Heinrich Bruning Chancellor of Germany from 1930-1932 and was a member of the Zentrum Policy of Austerity – tighten economic belts by balancing the budget and raising taxes Rule by emergency decrees – passed unpopular legislation and reduced power of the Reichstag Refused to make a deal with the Nazis and wanted to keep Hitler away from control of govt – led to disapproval from Schleicher and Hindenburg Bruning followed course that ended parliamentary democracy before Nazis came into power Franz von Papen Chancellor of Germany in 1932 and was a member of the Zentrum although did not have their support during his term Cabinet of Barons – all conservative with few credentials, had no Reichstag support Eventually forced out of power by Hindenburg/Schleicher – Papen furious with both Resulted in his alliance with Hitler to gain back power Kurt von Schleicher Former general and advisor of Hindenburg and advocated Papen’s first chancellorship (denounced Bruning) Didn’t support Papen’s request to use German Army against SA/Nazis/Communists – believed that this action would cause revolution that Germany could not handle Tried to get Strasser involved in Germany govt in order to split Nazis and also
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tried to get Hitler to accept position of vice-chancellor – both actions failed Chancellor of Germany in Dec. 1932 – changed position about using Germany Army against the Nazis after hearing that Nazis were mobilizing Resigns after Hindenburg says no Joseph Goebbels/Propaganda Journalist, educated with advanced degree Head of RPL – Nazi propaganda division Came up with idea propaganda blitz, inundated a specific town with NSDAP
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  • Spring '08
  • CHILDERS
  • Adolf Hitler, Weimar Republic, Paul von Hindenburg, Nazi Propaganda, NSDAP

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