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Nazi Party ­ Post Munich Putsch

Key question:

In what ways was the Nazi Party revitalised in the period 1925-1929?

Brief summary of Nazi Party History:

In 1919, the Nazi Party were known the German's Workers Party and were viewed as
a small and very localised Bavarian party.
Adolf Hitler…

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Führerprinzip

The Nazi Party structure was based on the Führerprinzip, or
leadership principle. Hitler was the Führer, the ultimate
authoritarian party leader.
The ideology of the Führerprinzip sees each organisation as a
hierarchy of leaders, where every leader has absolute
responsibility in his own area.
There was an absolute demand…

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The circles were divided into Ortsgruppen, or local groups.
And in the big cities, the local groups were divided along




streets and blocks.












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Gauleiter

There were 35 Gaus which were to mirror the 35 electoral districts of the
Weimar Government.
This assured the presence of a Nazi candidate in every part of Germany
thus highlighting the potential for them to be elected.
Each Gau(e) was under the leadership of a Gauleiter (for example…

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