Path: hub.org!hub.org!news.maxwell.syr.edu!nntp.abs.net!newshub2.home.com!newshub1.home.com!news.home.com!news.rdc1.bc.wave.home.com.POSTED!not-for-mail From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Victoria Baschzok) Newsgroups: can.politics,ont.politics,can.general,ab.politics,alt.politics.democrats.d Subject: Re: Hitler and Pinochet Message-ID:
References: <36C72B10.A45CD335@home.com> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> Organization: _ Lines: 102 Date: Mon, 01 Mar 1999 01:22:51 GMT NNTP-Posting-Host: 22.214.171.124 X-Complaints-To: firstname.lastname@example.org X-Trace: news.rdc1.bc.wave.home.com 920251371 126.96.36.199 (Sun, 28 Feb 1999 17:22:51 PDT) NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 17:22:51 PDT Xref: hub.org can.politics:303490 ont.politics:27244 can.general:139232 ab.politics:85754 alt.politics.democrats.d:349856 In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Kenneth McVay OBC) wrote: > In article <email@example.com>, > Honest John wrote: > >And Adolf Hitler was elected by the people of Germany. The people of > > No, he wasn't. I think the best the NSDAP had done was 37% - it was > Hindenberg who put Hitler into power, not the German people. Once he > was there, of course, he simply threw out law and took over. A very brief history of the run up to the Hitler's LEGAL accusation of dictatorial powers in Germany. A lot of the intrigue is left out for brevity but the election results and important votes are listed. In the presidential election held on March 13, 1932, Hitler got over eleven million votes (11,339,446) or 30% of the total. Hindenburg got 18,651,497 votes or 49%. Hindenburg failed to get the absolute majority he needed, making a run-off election necessary. Goebbels and many of the Nazi leaders were quite disappointed. A newspaper run by the Social Democrats, somehow gets hold of letters between SA Chief Ernst Röhm and a male doctor, concerning their mutual interest in men. Adolf Hitler knew Röhm was a homosexual and had ignored it for years because of Röhm's usefulness to him. Sunday, April 10, 1932, the people voted. They gave Hitler 13,418,547 or 36%, an increase of two million, and Hindenburg 19,359,983 or 53%, an increase of under a million. In April of 1932, Heinrich Bruening, Chancellor of Germany, invoked Article 48 of the constitution and issued a decree banning the SA and SS all across Germany. The Nazis are outraged,want Hitler to fight the ban. Hitler, always a step ahead of them all, doesn't rock the boat knowing Republic on last legs. On May 8, 1932, Schleicher held a secret meeting with Hitler and offered a proposal. The ban on the SA and SS would be lifted, the Reichstag dissolved and new elections called, and Chancellor Bruening would be dumped, if Hitler would support him in a conservative nationalist government. Hitler agreed. On July 31, the people voted and gave the Nazis 13,745,000 votes, 37% of the total, granting them 230 seats in the Reichstag. The Nazi party was now the largest and most powerful in Germany. On September 12, the Reichstag under the new chairmanship of Hermann Göring gave a vote of no confidence to Papen and his government-new elections. On November 6, the Nazis lost two million votes and thirty four seats in the Reichstag. It seemed the Nazis were losing momentum. Kurt von Schleicher became Chancellor of Germany on December 2, 1932. Bankers and industrialists who had petitioned Hindenburg on behalf of Hitler still liked the idea of Hitler in power. And Papen was now out to bring down Schleicher. On January 4, 1933, Hitler went to a meeting with Papen at the house of banker Kurt von Schroeder. Papen surprised Hitler by offering to oust Schleicher and install a Papen-Hitler government with himself and Hitler, both equal partners. Hindenburg makes Hitler chancellor at noon on January 30, 1933, with a Cabinet that contained, Hitler and only 3 Nazis out of 11 posts. Hermann Göring was Minister without Portfolio and Minister of the Interior of Prussia. Nazi, Wilhelm Frick, was Minister of the Interior. The small number of Nazis in the cabinet was planned to help keep Hitler in check. On his first day as chancellor, Hitler manipulated Hindenburg into dissolving the Reichstag and calling for the new elections he had wanted - to be held on March 5, 1933. On February 27, he decided to burn the Reichstag building.. February 28, Chancellor Hitler demanded an emergency decree to overcome the crisis. Thousands of Communists as well as Social Democrats and liberals were taken away into 'protective custody' to SA barracks where they were beaten and tortured. On March 5, the last free elections were held. The people denied Hitler his majority, giving the Nazis only 44 per cent of the total vote, 17, 277,180. Despite massive propaganda and the brutal crackdown, the other parties held their own. The Center Party got over four million and the Social Democrats over seven million. The Communists lost votes but still got over four million. On March 23, the newly elected Reichstag met in the Kroll Opera House in Berlin to consider passing Hitler's Enabling Act. The vote was taken - 441 for, and only 84, the Social Democrats, against. Hitler is dictator of Germany. Only one man arose amid the overwhelming might. Otto Wells, leader of the Social Democrats stood up and spoke quietly to Hitler. -"We German Social Democrats pledge ourselves solemnly in this historic hour to the principles of humanity and justice, of freedom and socialism. No enabling act can give you power to destroy ideas which are eternal and indestructible." > Allende's government, in contrast, was legally elected by the voters.
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