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Edward the Confessor’s England

Nazi control methods

Nick Shepley considers some of the methods Hitler and the Nazis used to control Germany

Source A
SA troops in the Congress Hall, Nuremberg, 1933

1 Study Source A. What does it show about the power and influence of the SA in 1933?

For Hitler, dictatorship and the totalitarian control of German society was not just an end in itself, it was designed to serve a particular purpose. He believed that only the creation of a racial people’s community in Germany could save the country and re-establish it as a world power. Hitler saw a liberal and pluralistic society as a barrier to achieving this and knew that without the control and coordination of Germany, it would be difficult to prepare the country for the war that he wanted.

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Edward the Confessor’s England

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