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"The most important reason why there was little opposition in Germany towards the Nazi regime and its use of Propaganda."

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Lesley Lock 3) "The most important reason why there was little opposition in Germany towards the Nazi regime and its use of Propaganda." I believe this statement is fairly true. Therefore I agree, as most things were propaganda. Such as the Hitler Youth Movements, speeches and posters. In my essay I am going to show the methods of propaganda the Nazis used, opposition the Nazis, how propaganda help opposition and what I think is the best method for keeping Germany under control. The methods of propaganda the Nazis used were: - * The radio- to broadcast speeches * The Hitler Youth Organisations * The S.S * The Gestapo * Posters (with clever headings and graphics) ...read more.

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Hitler didn't keep his promise and interfered more and more. The Catholic Youth movements were closed as they rivalled the Hitler Youth. Gangs proved to be a problem to the youth movements because boys aged 14-17 liked to beat up and hurt members of the Hitler Youth Movement. On the whole, the Nazis didn't get a lot of opposition. This was because if someone did oppose, they would be dealt with severely; being put in prison, beaten up on the streets, killed, or put in concentration camps. Therefore, most didn't say anything at all. Propaganda helped prevent opposition. Speeches were repeated on the radio so it was really drummed into the people of Germany to hate Jews and to think that Hitler and the Nazis were clever and always right. ...read more.

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These would go about towns, walk down streets and just accuse anyone as they had the power to beat them up or arrest them on suspicion of being against the Nazi party. Hitler relied on his secret police, the Gestapo, and on jails and camps to intimidate his opponents. By doing this to people, it made others so scared to oppose. They were scared of storm troopers and were scared to say anything offensive about the Nazis and their party. There were spies in work places that would listen carefully to conversations so they could hear anyone plotting or planning up risings against the party. Theses methods certainly kept opposition to a minimum. People were too scared to say anything most of the time, as many people were taken away and arrested for speaking against the Nazis. ...read more.

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