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why did hitler want power?

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Mikayla Hardin

on 23 April 2013

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Why did Hitler want power? 1889
April 20th Adolf Hitler is born in Braunau am Inn in the empire of Austria-Hungary. 1907
Hitler moves to Vienna with the aim of attending the Vienna Academy of Art, but his application is rejected. His disappointment is compounded by his failure to also get into the Vienna School of Architecture due to his inability to provide a school leaving certificate. 1907-1913
Without any means of money, Hitler struggles to survive in Vienna, living in a men’s hostel. He sells postcards which he’s drawn, of famous sights, and undertakes a series of menial jobs,to earn money. 1913
Faced with military service for the Habsburg Empire, Hitler takes action to evade this by moving to Munich in Southern Germany. This move is possible in part due to his inheritance of a small legacy from his father’s estate. Here his life continues much as before, until world events changed the course of Hitler’s life. During this period of poverty, Hitler engages in much political activity, attending meetings, absorbing political newspapers and literature. 1914
at the outbreak of the first world war, Hitler volunteers for service in the german army and joined the 16th Barvarian Reserve Infantry Regiment. He distinguishes himself in service, being promoted to corporal and decorated with the Iron Cross for services as a runner on the western front. 1918
At the time of the armistice, Hitler is lying in hospital suffering from temporary blindness due to a British gas attack in Ypres Salient. He returns to his regiment in Munich, later in the year 1919
Intent on remaining in the army, having found real purpose to his life, Hitler is appointed to the Intelligence/Propaganda section where he undertakes political training. His activities involve making speeches to the troops advocating German nationalism and anti-Socialism, where he developed further his oratory skills. 1920
Hitler is discharged from the army. In the German Worker’s Party he undertakes responsibility for publicity and propaganda. He changes the party’s name to the National Socialist German Workers Party, (or Nazi for short) The party represents a combination of intense hatred for the politicians who they considered had dishonored Germany by signing the Versailles Treaty and exploiting local grievances against a weak federal government. 1923
Along with other right wing factions and General Ludendorff he attempts to overthrow the Bavarian government with an armed uprising. The event became known as The Beer Hall Putsch. Hitler and 2000 Nazi’s march through Munich to the Beer Hall, to take over a meeting chaired by three of the most important individuals in Bavarian politics. 1925
Hitler re-founds the Nazi party. 1928
Hitler's half-sister (Angela Raubal) and her daughter Geli, move into Hitler's home on the Obersalzburg. Hitler's relationship towards Geli initially kindly, eventually borders on the obsessive, fueling rumours that they were romantically linked; Hitler denied this. September 1930
In the General Election, the Nazi Party increases its representatives in parliament from 14 to 107. Hitler is now the leader of the second largest party in Germany. 1931
Hitler challenges Paul von Hindenburg for the presidency, but fails to win. September 1931
Geli Raubal found dead at Hitler's flat in Munich. She was 23. Verdict: suicide. 1932
Hitler becomes a German citizen—enabling him to stand in the Presidential election against Hindenburg. February 1933
The German Reichstag is destroyed by fire. The plot and execution is almost certainly due to the Nazis but they point the finger at the communists and trigger a General Election. April 1933
Communist party banned. October 1933
Hitler withdraws from the League of Nations. In the following months, he trebles the size of the German Army and ignores the arms restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles. July 1934
After the death of President Hindenburg, Hitler becomes “Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor” and abolishes the title of President. 1935
Hitler re-arms Germany with the aim of undoing the Treaty of Versailles and uniting all the German peoples. Military conscription is introduced. March 1938
The Austrian Chancellor, leader of the Austrian Nazi Party, invites the German army to occupy Austria and proclaim a union with Germany. September 1938
British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain meets Hitler in Germany. Britain, France and Italy sign the Munich Agreement which gives the Sudetenland (the German populated borderlands of Czechoslavakia), to Germany. November 1938
In what is historically referred to as Crystal Night, 7,500 Jewish shops are destroyed and 400 synagogues are burnt. The attack is portrayed as a spontaneous reaction to the death of a German diplomat by a Jewish refugee in Paris. It is actually orchestrated by the Nazi party who also kill many Jews and send 20,000 to concentration camps. 1939
Peace treaty with Russia secured with the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. Hitler invades Poland and after 3 weeks of lightning war or ‘Blitzkrieg’. The country is divided between Russia and Germany 1940
The Nazis occupy Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium and France. Romania and Yugoslavia are invaded. June 1941
Germany attacks Russia, ignoring the peace pact. Operation Barbarossa, The German invasion of Russia, begins. December 1941
Japanese Air Force attacks Pearl Harbour and war is declared on the US. February 1943

Although commanded by Hitler to stand and fight, the Germans surrender in the battle of Stalingrad. From this point in the war, Germany is continually retreating July 1944

Hitler survives an assassination attempt by Colonel Stauffenberg, who places a bomb in a briefcase under a table close to Hitler. As a result, Hitler purges the army of all possible suspects. 26 April 1945

Berlin completely besieged by the Soviet Army Fronts of Marshals Koniev and Zhukov. 30 April 1945 Hitler commits suicide with his wife of two days, Eva Braun; their bodies are believed to have been cremated Hitler wanted power because once German President, Paul von Hindenburg died, Hitler would declare himself as leader and would use that power to take full and complete power over Germany. Hitler would then put all the Jews in consentration camps. Hitler wanted power so that he could have a complete Aryan (blonde hair, blue eyes) race in Germany. He was also annoyed about the Treaty of Versailles, so wanted revenge, particually on France.

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