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  • 'Gleichshaltung' Coordination
    • The Army - A deal and the Reich Defense Council
      • Surface, Army was free. However, Army generals were banned from joining the Nazi Party by General Von Bloomberg. Hitler promised to keep army traditions. However, Reich defense council was set up to ensure Hitler had control over all key issues.
    • Education, Media, culture - Goebbles as Propaganda Minister. May 1933 - Syllabus, teachers. May 1933 - Book burning. Sept 1933 - Reich Chamber of Culture
      • Goebbles had control of broadcasting. Ensured that news always favoured the government. In May 1933, the school and university syllabuses changed in nazi style. Teachers were part of the National Socialist Teachers' organisations.Large scale book burning in Sept 1933 to people who weren't 'true germans' Organised with the assistance of Dr Wolfgang Herman, a nazi who had been appointed to 'reorganise the Berlin City and Peoples' libaries. Cultralists were forced to join the 'Reich chamber of culture'
    • Business and industry - Reich Chamber of German Industry - Some freedom. 1st June 1933 - Adolf Hitler 'Donation'
      • The reich Chamber of German Industry was created, which many buisnessmen and industralists were coordinated ito, although they did stillhave some control over their own affairs. On 1st June leading industralists recommended that the German industry should pay a special 'Adolf Hitler donation' to express grattitude.
    • The DNVP (& DVP and State Party) 7th May - Oberfohren dies. June 1933 - DNVP closed down and Stahlehm merged into SA.
      • The DVP and the State party were both small enough that Hitler had no trouble in simply shutting them down. The DNVP, however, was a slightly larger problem. They were put under pressure to dissolve the party, and on 7th may 1933 the leader Oberfohren, supposedly committed suicide. By the end of June, the DNVP was disolved and the Stahlelm was merged with the SA
    • The Centre party
      • Concordat- July 1933 Centre party was closed down. The catholic church signed the Concordat, an agreement, with the Nazis in July 1933. The concordat basically said that the Nazis woud keep out of the church and visa versa. Almost immediately after this agreement was signed, the centre party, Germany's catholic political party, was shut down
    • SPD And Trade unions - 2nd May 1933 - Offices closed down. DAF replaced Trade unions. 21st June - SPD banned
      • In 1933, the trade unions were fooled by the Nazis into agreeing with the declaration of 1st May as a holiday. When trade union officials returned, they found their offices had been shut down and were occupied by the SS and the SA. Trade unions replaced with DAF which everyone had to enroll. Goevrnment moved to close down SPD, 10th may many of its files and assetts seized. 21st June shut down. 3000 Social democrat officers were rounded up and put in jail
    • The Lander: 31st March - Lander diets (Parliament of most of the German Federal states) 7th April - Gauleiter (A political official governing a district under Nazi rule) January 1934 - Diets (parliament) closed down.
      •  Through a combination of pressure from the SA and action from the government in Berlin (Hitler abusing the enabling act) the Lander diets were brought under control of the Nazi regime. On 31st March 1933, they were reconstituted to reflect the share of the different parties in the Reichstag in Berlin. They were Nazi Puppets. On the 7th April, the local Nazi representatives in the states, the Gauleiters, were put in charhe of the states and were given powers to make their own Laws. In january 1934, the Lander diets were dissolves and the states were brought under central government control in Berlin.
    • The Churches - Catholic
      • July 1933 - Concordat BUT article 31: WIthout the signing of the Concordat in July 1933, it was generally agreed that the Nazi's would stay out of the Catholic Church affairs. However, article31 ensursed that the Nazis had control over all youth groups, including Catholic ones.
    • Evangelical (protestant)
      • Bishop Muller July 1934 BUT Confessional Church - Hitler hoped to reorganise the Evangelical Church into one united Reich church, under the elected Reich Bishop - enabling the government to control it more easily. Otto Muller, a fanatical Nazi was elected. Hitler created a new ministry of Church affairs in 1935, but this failed to control the confessing church.


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