GERMANY: Four-Year Plans (2)

Work done during Adolf Hitler's first week in power:

¶ Chancellor Hitler announced that the Catholic Centre and Bavarian People's Parties had refused him their support (thus leaving him 46 seats short of a Reichstag majority), promptly obtained a decree dissolving the Reichstag from President von Hindenburg and called new elections for March 5.

Too late Catholic Centre Leader Monsignor Ludwig Kaas complained to the President that Herr Hitler "deliberately broke off negotiations"; too late Chairman Fritz Schäffer of the Bavarian People's party telegraphed to the President that he had not even been...

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