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Wack: A take a look at Hitler’s rise supplies scary classes for our present political scenario | COMMENTARY – Baltimore Solar

On Feb. 27, the Reichstag burned, and the next day, pushed by Hitler, Hindenburg issued an emergency decree banning the Communist Party, among other things. Even with communists arrested and driven from public life, enough center-left moderates won in the election to deny the Nazis sufficient seats to pass the Enabling Act. Using a mix of political violence, sweetheart deals, arrests, bribes, and intimidation, Hitler inveigled a coalition of center-right minority parties to join the Nazis, and they voted for the Enabling Act on March 23, 1933, handing Hitler absolute power, all through legal means.

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