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Hitler Is Appointed Chancellor of Germany

Hitler's rise to power began long before 1933, with his development of the Nazi party in the early 1920s and the widespread release of his book, Mein Kampf, in 1925. After the Nazi party lost seats in Germany's November 1932 parliamentary elections, leading businessmen and political figures appealed to Germany's president to appoint Hitler chancellor. As chancellor, Hitler quickly moved to eliminate his rivals and consolidate his power. How did Hitler then become F├╝hrer, or leader?



Romulus and Remus

Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome, appear in Roman mythology as the twin sons of the war god Mars and priestess Rhea Silvia. Thrown into the Tiber River as infants, they were found by a she-wolf who nursed them and a shepherd who raised them. The two later built a city on the site where they were saved from the river, but an argument during its construction led Romulus to kill Remus. In its early days, Rome lacked female inhabitants, so Romulus organized the kidnapping of whom?

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

FDR's policies in the 1930s and 40s shaped the economic and political character of the US for the remainder of the century. Elected to an unprecedented four presidential terms, his inspirational leadership guided the nation through the Great Depression and to victory in World War II. He was an advocate for the underprivileged of his time, and he supported the creation of the United Nations. What famous quote about fear is attributed to Roosevelt?

Last updated on Saturday, 30th January 2010

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