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Nazi Party is founded

24th February 1920

The National Socialist German Workers' Party, commonly known in English as the Nazi Party (from the German Nazi, abbreviated from the pronunciation of Nationalsozialist), was a political party in Germany between 1919 and 1945. It was known as the German Workers' Party (DAP) prior to a change of name in 1920. The party's last leader, Adolf Hitler, was appointed Chancellor of Germany by president Paul von Hindenburg in 1933. Hitler rapidly established a totalitarian regime known as the Third Reich.

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Hitler and Nazism
by Enzo Colletti

On 30 January 1933, the president of Germany appointed Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of the Weimar Republic. Hitler's National Socialist Party had won a majority in the general elections the year before, and Hitler's accession to power began under the guise of legitimacy. This text examines how the rise of… Read more...

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