Why did the SA threaten Hitler's power, 1933-34?

Brief Bullet point notes on:

  • Hitler Solving Problems
  • Ernst Rohm
  • Military Conscription
  • President Hindenburg
  • Army Generals
  • Nationalists
  • 17th & 21st June Speeches
  • The Night of the Long Knives
  • Conclusion: How secure was Hitler by August 1934?
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Why did the SA threaten Hitler's power, 1933 ­ 34?

Hitler solving problems

Hitler needed the support of the traditional elites if he was to solve the
unemployment problem and rearm Germany
He therefore had to ensure that the violence of the SA, the demand from Nazi…

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Edgar Jung, a leading rightwing intellectual and Papen's speechwriter, said
"We are partly responsible that this fellow has come to power and we must get
rid of him again."

However, as long as Hitler could control the SA, the army would continue to support him,
as General…

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Hitler became the supreme Commander of the armed forces, which swore a
personal oath of loyalty to him
He managed to avoid a civil war and eliminate the threat from the SA
By August 1934, Hitler was securely in power

Chris Cartwright


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