Elections generally exhausting and potentially

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Elections generally exhausting and potentially violent Parties agreed to presidency terms – 1) Reichstag must be dissolved,  2) Bruning must resign Would Hitler risk party growth to run for president against most revered man  in German military and politics? Made decision to run for President  Presidential Campaign     Propaganda campaign under Goebbels – media blitz: speakers, pamphlets  etc. Made short films, records of Hitler/Goebbels speeches
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Propaganda chain of command now succeeded w/ finances Social Democrats and Communists believed that Hitler was a tool of big  business  Nazis had to convince voters that they were not pagans Voting on Sunday – Catholic priests made statements telling Catholics  not to vote for pagan Nazis  Kleinarbeit: attention to detail. Hallmark of Nazi propaganda How to mobilize people? Keen on slogans – easy to remember Understood the entertainment value of propaganda – staged parades  on national holidays, major birthdays etc. Staged plays, dances,  concerts Social Democrats and Communists would attend Nazi events – Nazis wanted  disruptions and fights to break out Reported as “communists/social Dems attack NSDAP” People killed/injured Depicted as NSDAP attempting to hold a peaceful event – attacked by  other parties Wanted to be respectable and hold order Went into communist areas – unlike Liberals Nazis convinced themselves that they had made their presence known  everywhere – that they would win the election Thalmann – communist candidate, Hidenberg and 1 other challenger Had to have 50% of vote Hitler had 30%, Hidenberg had 49.6% Had to have second round of campaign – pitted Hitler against  Hidenberg 10/6/10 April – Nazis had 30% of Prussia, large percentage in other areas May – Increased their vote in other areas  -seemed as if they might receive  majority of popular vote  Bruning Govt considered to fail w/ economy 1931 – Hoover declared a moratorium on German reparations – Germans did 
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not pay Bruning wanted to settled displaced urban workers on large Agricultural  estates  Conservative Agrarians did not want radical, urban workers Schleicher – military man, political general, Disappointed the Bruning did not strike deal with Nazis, would keep  Hitler away from control of govt Authoritarian govt - Rule by emergency decree and get help from  DNVP and Nazis Convinced Hidenburg to exclude Bruning and elect new chancellor –  Papen
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