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Explain the Nature of The Nazi Regime, with Reference to Germany from 1933.

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Explain the Nature of The Nazi Regime, with Reference to Germany from 1933 Hitler came to power in January '33 as the chancellor. Soon after Hitler became chancellor, The Reichstag was burnt down. Hitler saw this as an opportunity to call emergency powers (Reichstag Fire Decree), and to have another general election, and to put all his opposition into concentration camps. He won a majority vote in the elections and this gave him the power to call The Enabling Act. This meant that he could pass laws for four years without consulting The Reichstag. This is when he assassinated all his enemies in The Night of The Long Knifes. After Hindenburg died in August '34, Hitler became Fuhrer. This is when the Nazi regime was formed in my opinion. There was no opposition and Hitler had complete virtually complete power, he was only lacking the army. Hitler carried on his ideas, which he made when he was in prison earlier during his campaign to become leader, in his book, Mein Kampf. ...read more.

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Because Hitler got rid of the people who didn't agree with him, there were only people that did what Hitler would want them to do, even if they didn't know what they were doing, or if it was good for the country. This created a "Chaotic Germany". Hitler also believed that he was an Aryan (the superior race), and that no one could stand in his empires way. He had an obsession with the survival of the fittest, for example he would make stag beetles fight each other, and claimed that the strongest would win. There is an image of a perfect Nazi found in a museum, which was meant to symbolise order, but the reality was chaos. In 1936 the first Olympics were held, so that the Nazi's could show off their superiority, but the fact that an Aryan didn't win the 100m race surely proves his theory wrong, but that stop him believing his regime was superior. As he believed in this theory of being a superior race, he felt that Germany (or the Aryans) ...read more.

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But as Hitler failed to make an alliance with England, he wanted to have another ally, because he didn't want to fight on two fronts (France and Russia). He turned to Russia, as a 'radical' solution to the problem, even though in 1936 Hitler made an anti-communist alliance with Italy and Germany. The Nazi-Soviet Pact was formed on 23rd August 1939, which was only to be a temporary solution to the problem; Hitler was fighting the wrong war. When he invaded Poland on 3rd September 1939, Britain and France declared war, which was the start of WW2. In my opinion, I don't know how Hitler managed to control Germany, and sustain the Nazi regime, for the 6 years leading up to the war. Hitler was a very laid back man, and the regime was run by people who didn't really know what they were doing. I feel that he managed to keep things going for long, because he covered up all the problems, and was very good at delivering the propaganda he wanted. He also liked to do things without thinking about the following consequences. ...read more.

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