The Rise Of The Nazi Party Essay

1736 Words Jul 19th, 2015 7 Pages
30th of January 1933 was a momentous day which the leader of the Nazi party – Adolf Hilter was appointed as the chancellor of the Reichstag, granting him power to rule Germany. However, his stand in Germany was not strong enough. In the March1933 election, NSDAP only won around 43.9% of the German votes . It was not the majority. They still needed NSVDP’s help to control the parliament. Opposition parties, like SPD and KPD, on the other hand, gained the second most votes after NSDAP. Therefore, the election signaled Nazi Germany to consolidate power because oppositions were still strong. More laws in favor to the Nazi must be made but they needed the right time to introduce those laws. On February 27, 1933, a Dutch Communist Marinus van der Lubbe tried to burn the Reichstag .This Reichstag Fire gave Nazi the opportunity to implement the ‘Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of the People and State’ in 28 February 1933. As a result of this decree, a lot of opposition parties’ members were arrested and thrown into concentration camps. Having opposition parties’ leader in concentration camps, Nazi could control the parliament.
To further consolidate power, police forces were unified to ensure law and order were followed. Any threats were sent to concentration camps. News about the lives of the inmates were spread which triggered citizens to question about the morality of the Nazi’s actions. To counter this threat, Nazi spread propagandas, implying that…

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