Once installed as Chancellor and with the powers provided by Hindenburg’s declaration of a state of emergency as well as the Enabling Law, Hitler moved swiftly to assert full control over the political system. The death of Hindenburg enabled him to gather in presidential power too. However, his political skills also showed themselves in a refusal to push through too rapid a revolution; he was determined to carry the Army and big business with them rather than alarm them by a rush of radical measures. Those (among whom SA leaders loomed large) who did not agree with this caution were dealt with brutally.
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