How effectively did the Nazi State operate 1933-1939?

A detailed summary of how the Nazi state operated and how effective it was - would be useful to add notes to or to use as an essay plan.

Based on the specification for Edexcel A2 From Kaiser to Fuhrer unit.

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How Effectively did the Nazi State Operate 19331939?
1) Central Rule of Hitler

His aims as laid out in the 1920s were:

Eliminate Jews and other `non-Germans' e.g. Gypsies and homosexuals
Create the perfect Aryan race to strengthen the empire and prove it's worth
as well as keeping…

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Hitler was omnipotent

Structalists believed it was a polycratic state

Ruled by many
Individuals competed
Chaotic structure of organisations led to increasingly radical policies

2) Struggle Between Party and State
a) Hitler inherited the institution of the state intact but as a regime consolidated
power in order to…

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easy way to influence his decisions by choosing what information they allowed to filter
through to him.
- Often unwilling to take any decisions under the basis that the strongest contender
deserves to have his way > Social Darwinism

4) Hitler and the Gauleiters
The loyalty of his…

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act also meant that the SS and the army were on side with Hitler and this signalled an
end of collective government and all power in the hands of the Fuhrer.
c) Bismarckian, Wilhelmine and Weimar policy was focused around Europe but Hitler
sought a "world view" on…

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b) Hitler was very radical thinker so `push pull' policy emerged. Leaders pushed towards
him and he `pulled them along'.

9) Hitler's Authority
a) Hitler's authority was unquestioned ­ most politicians are limited by a constitution
and Hitler was not. Additionally he claimed `to interpret the nation's…

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with Hitler
-Bouhler and Action T4 1939 which allowed the use of euthanasia on disabled young
people in order to `spare them' from living with a condition that may hinder their quality
of life (and indeed, their capability to work). Initially this was at the request of the…


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