Finally, it is necessary to consider the role which Hitler himself played in the Nazi regime, and the underlying debate as to whether or not the development of the nature of Nazi government was planned or accidental. Having considered these factors it is then necessary to see how this affected the nature of Nazi rule. The nature of Nazi government was profoundly influenced by Hitler’s leadership of the Party prior to the seizure of power in 1933. This was characterised by what Max Weber called the concept of ‘charismatic leadership’. Hitler’s authority was derived from his personal qualities as opposed to being vested in the office which he held.
The Nordic people. Today their decedents live in Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and GermanyAll of these things and issues:Represent Hitler's views, attitudes, plans and programmes to achieve his Weltanschauung (or World View) as expressed in Mein KamphHard work, isnt it?But once you know what Hitler believed in, then you can explain nearly everything about Nazi Germany. THE BOS HSC QUESTION QUESTIONAccess/Explain/Describe/Evaluate the role of Adolf Hitler as leader of Germany between the years of 1933-1939?The Big Tips are:Understanding WHY hitler did what he did. There was a motive behind EVERY programme he started.What were his viewpoints on selected issues?Part 1: Mein KampfWhat were his comments on: The Aryan Race', TerrorHitler's Inner Circle:Helped to define, and enforce, Hitler's policies. You must know them, jyst enough.
They orchestrated the majority of the Holocaust; the solution to the “Jewish question” as it was called by German forces (USHMM: SS and the Holocaust). The SS were known for their harsh, merciless brutality toward the prisoners in concentration camps and often abused them simply for their own personal enjoyment. The SS are covered extensively in the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel and other accounts of the Holocaust, and their acts can be divided into categories; including their rise to and fall from power, key figures in the establishment of the SS, and the treatment of prisoners at concentration camps. One category with major significance is the Nazis’ rise to and fall from power. The Nazis rose to governmental power through a long, thought-out series of actions that turned Hitler’s leadership into a dictatorship and started the Holocaust and World War II.
After that they continued to show bravery by establishing the White Rose. This was a secret rebellion organization used to announce the evils of Hitler’s plans to all of Europe. Hans and Sophie regularly volunteered to take the printed leaflets and carefully distribute them in mailboxes, trains, and local classrooms. Lastly, Hans and Sophie Scholl were arrested and sentenced to death for their protests but even then they showed courage. On February 18, 1943 they were spotted handing outs leaflets and taken in for interrogation.
In Prussia he established a secret police or Gestapo to further intimidate people with violent actions against anyone who spoke up against the state - which they interpreted to be the Nazi Party. These policemen launched their own 'reign of terror' in February 1933, disrupting and breaking up meetings of political parties; making arrests and interrogating suspects. All this was aimed at anyone seen to be a threat to Hitler's aim of winning a majority. These police forces were ordered by Goring to use their firearms on anyone they suspected of being an enemy of the state - or face punishment themselves. More than 50 political murders took place in the month before the elections.
The key defendants that were removed were Trotsky, Kamenev, Buhkarin, Yagoda and Zinoviev. This was significant in allowing Stalin to establish his personal dictatorship as they removed all of Stalin’s rivals from the 1920’s thus creating fear among the USSR showing that if you did anything that Stalin disliked, your life would be in danger, particularly because these people had been in positions of power therefore people obeyed all of Stalin’s orders. This lead to the wider terror among ordinary people. They were denounces, arrested and sent to Gulags by the NKVD. It is estimated that between 1934-8, 20 million Russians were sent to these gulags.
He wanted a new constitution, the army to be well maintained, religion to be subordinated against the united Germany, Prussia to be economically strengthened and to curb the growth of socialism. Bismarck's aim for the constitution was that he wanted to bring a federal system in to Germany. Prussia now dominated the new Germany called the Second Reich, which covered two thirds of the land area and contained the same proportion of the population and has practically all the industry. The new constitution drawn up by Bismarck would included each of the twenty-five states. Each state would have considerable control over their own affairs and decided their own form of government.
When a fire started in the Reichstag building, Hitler used it as a way to start series of terrorist acts against politicians he considered enemies (“Hitler, Adolf”). Hitler claimed that these politicians were part of a Communist plan. By influencing the public, Hitler gained special powers to “protect the nation against possible Communist acts of violence” (“Hitler, Adolf”). Hitler went a long way by being influential. Anyone that he didn’t want alive, didn’t have much of a chance to survive.
This paved way for the Nazi government in 1938 to rewrite the law and confiscate all weapons from those who they viewed opposed to their way of things, especially the Jews. Hitler was able to disarm a nation because he assumed that power that was granted to him by degrees from the previous administrations before him (Simkin,, Zelman, & Rice,
Towards the end of 1934, Adolf Hitler had managed to gain complete control over Germany. Through a very important law named the enabling act, Hitler was able to pass multiple laws declaring other parties illegal and moulding Germany into a one party state. In one single night he also managed to diminish any threats and with the death of President Hindenburg along side the oath made by the army, Hitler began to nazify Germany. From his appointment as chancellor in January 1933 and through each point leading towards 1934, it could be said that Hitler managed to claim total control over Germany, In March 1933 with the new Reichstag elections Hitler hoped his party would win a two thirds majority in the hope that he could get parliament to agree that he could rule without it. The Nazi party now forced to think tactically and with the burning of the Reichstag building through a communist Hitler was able to blame the extremist party for the beginning of a revolution and with President Hindenburg's approval he arrested the ‘enemies of the state’.