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A Dutch Communist was arrested at the scene. However, there has been speculation that he was framed and the Nazis were involved. Certainly, Hitler persuaded President Hindenburg to pass the Reichstag Fire Decree, declaring a state of emergency. The Nazis also won the largest number of seats in the following election.

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The Reichstag was the Parliment building for Germany. Historians can not guarantee that it was Hitler who made the man set it alight, but that is who the finger is pointed at. It was set alight because Hitler did not want any opposition. The Reichstag went up in flames, a man was found with firelighting equipment, Hitler then came with people, he then blames the communist party, the communist party then gets banned, so that means Hitler has no opposition. It all makes sence.

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