Hitler and the rise of Nazism
The great depression
The Main Ingredient :There was a high unemployment rate which resulted in many angry workers. Hitler, like Roosevelt, provided jobs to help boost the economy.
Brownshirts were essentially Hitler's Henchmen and were used through the late 20's and early 30's to harass opposition parties unmercifully. They were led by Ernst Rohm, and after Hitler was elected in 1933 many Brownshirts were appointed auxiliary police.
The Burning of the Reichstag
In February of 1933 a Dutch Communist was convicted of Burning of the Reichstag. However, Hitler and the Brownshirts then used this to bully people into passing the enabling act.
Agreed to by the Reichstag in 1933 under threats from the brownshirts. Only 93 Social Democrats voted against it and Hitler barely won, this then allowed Hitler to pass laws without consulting the Reichstag. This was essentially the birth of Hitler.
The Night of the long knives
This was when Hitler killed of many of his political enemies and any challengers.
After the great depression, there was a hugh un-employment rate which resulted in many angry workers. Hitler provided jobs to help boost the economy. The Brownshits were Hitlers henchmen that harassed the opposition parties. They were led by Ernst Rohm, and after Hitler was elected in 1933 many Brownshirts were appointed auxiliary police. Essentially, The Burning of the Reichstag was what brought Hitler to power allowing him to pass laws with out consulting them. This was when Hitler killed many of his political enemies and any challengers.