Sunday, January 29, 2017

Trump vs Hitler

30 January: President Hindenburg appoints Hitler chancellor of a Nazi-DNVP coalition.
1 February: Dissolution of the Reichstag
2 February: Hitler meets with top military leaders, describes his plans to rearm Germany.
17 February: Prussian Interior Ministry permits the shooting of "enemies of the state" under the direction of Hermann Goering.
27 February: Reichstag fire occurs, it was officially blamed on Marinus van der Lubbe, a communist.
28 February: Hitler awarded emergency powers under the presidential decree, Law for the Protection of People and State ("Reichstag Fire Decree"): civil liberties suspended. Gleichschaltung ("coordination"), the process of exerting totalitarian control over Germany, begins. Over the next five months, the Nazis systematically force all opposition political parties to shut down.
5 March: General Elections result in slim majority of Hitler's coalition, though not a majority for the Nazi Party.
9 March: Heinrich Himmler becomes Police President in Munich.
13 March: Joseph Goebbels named Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda.
16 March: Hjalmar Schacht takes over the role of President of the Reichsbank from Hans Luther.
17 March: Sepp Dietrich assumes command of Hitler's body guard, the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler.
22 March: Dachau concentration camp opens, begins receiving political prisoners. First Nazi "racial hygiene" office established in the Interior Ministry.
24 March: Enabling Act, passed with help of Catholic Center Party, effectively hands the legislative powers of the Reichstag over to the Chancellor. Act permits Chancellor and cabinet to issue laws without a vote of Parliament and to deviate from the Constitution.
1 April: One day boycott of Jewish shops. Himmler is appointed police commander of Bavaria.
7 April: "Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service" - Jewish and Communist inclined workers from the Civil Service purged, around 5% removed in total. Nazi governors appointed to rule the German states. End of federalism. Papen resigns as Reich Commissioner of Prussia.
26 April: Hermann Göring forms the Gestapo (Secret State Police) in the state of Prussia.
1 May: Trade union offices are stormed by SA.
2 May: Trade unions banned from Germany. DAF (German Labor Front) created and headed by Robert Ley
6 May: DAF Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labour Front) is created.
10 May: A large number of Nazi book burnings takes place across Germany.
23 May: Hitler visits Kiel Harbor to see the fleet consisting of the old pre-dreadnought battleships Schlesien, Hessen, and Schleswig-Holstein and the light cruisers Karlsruhe, Königsberg, and Leipzig. He boards Leipzig with leading SS and government officials including General Werner von Blomberg, Admiral Erich Raeder, Hermann Göring, and Franz von Papen.
6 July: At a gathering of high-ranking Nazi officials, Hitler declares the success of the National Socialist, or Nazi revolution.
14 July: Hitler proclaims the Nazi Party "the only political party in Germany." All others banned.

20 January: Trump sworn in as President
27 January: Trump implements his Muslim Ban
If keeping on schedule:
7 February: Permitting the shooting of "enemies of the state"
17 February: Congress burns down
14 March: Emergency powers granted to Trump
16 April: Secret Police formed
4 July: Trump bans all other political parties

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