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ADOLF HITLER.  Nazi Party=National Socialist German Workers’ Party  Hitler & Nazis try to overthrow German gov’t in 1923  Fails, is arrested, thrown.

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1 ADOLF HITLER

2  Nazi Party=National Socialist German Workers’ Party  Hitler & Nazis try to overthrow German gov’t in 1923  Fails, is arrested, thrown in jail (serves 1 yr)  Writes Mein Kampf (My Struggle)  Goals ▪ 1. Rebuild military & overturn Treaty of Versailles ▪ 2. Germans are “master race” ▪ 3. lebensraum: Germany is too crowded & need more “living space” (empire)

3  Hitler makes promises to important groups to gain popularity  Farmers: raise prices on produce to recover losses during depression  Middle class: get rid of communists, help businesses & profits  Unemployed: jobs (public works like roads)

4  Through Nazi Party  1932 he is made Chancellor of Germany  President and other leaders think they can control Hitler & use his popularity for their own purposes  Takes power legally  Once in office, he calls for new elections ▪ Burns Reichstag (parliament building) & blames Communists (smart!) ▪ Nazi’s win by slim majority ▪ CREATES TOTALITARIAN STATE & HAS ABSOLUTE POWER!!!

5  Dictator/totalitarian state  SS (Schutzstaffel) Hitler’s police squad arrests any opposition  Bans all political parties but Nazi Party  Censorship, propaganda, book burning  Churches forbidden to criticize Nazis or gov’t  Establishes Hitler Youth  Gov’t encourages/organizes anti-semitism

6  Banned all labor strikes  Dissolved labor unions  Gov’t has authority over business & labor  Put people back to work  Unemployment dropped from 6 million to 1.5 million in 1936  Built factories, highways, weapons, & military


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