How effectively did the Nazi's maintain their position in power after 1933?

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  • How effectively did the Nazi's maintain their position in power after 1933?
    • Enabling Act.
      • Law which allowed Hitler to pass laws without the consultation of the Reichstag or President.
        • SPD banned - 1933.
        • Trade Unions banned.
          • 'Decree for the protection of the people'.
            • Catholic Centre Party 'dissolve'.
            • SPD banned - 1933.
        • NSDAP declared as only political party in Germany.
        • KPD banned and imprisoned.
          • 'Decree for the protection of the people'.
            • Catholic Centre Party 'dissolve'.
    • Night of the Long Knives - SS, lead by Heinrich Himmler murdered leader of the SA, Ernst Rohm, and 85 SA members, as well as Von Schleicher.
    • Army swears Oath to Hitler after Hindenburg's death - 1934.
      • Hitler named himself as 'Fuhrer'.
        • No opposition, unrivalled leader.
    • Concordat - Guaranteed rights of  Roman Catholic Church in Germany.
    • Concentration camps - 'Dachau' for Communists, trade unionists and other political opposition.
    • Hermann Göring - formation of Gestapo, (official secret police of Nazi Germany).
      • At its peak, approximately 40,000 members.
    • 'Triumph of the Will' - Showcasing Hitler at the 1934 Nuremberg Rally.
    • Cheap radios - Only German stations available.
    • Cinema viewers increased from 250,000 in 1933 to 1,000,000 in 1942.

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