Hitlers Consolidation Of Power

To what extent was Nazi Germany from 1933 - 1939 due to propeganda?

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Hitlers Consolidation Of Power

- Goebbels - head of ministry of propeganda. Highly effective at exploiting the media. Emphasized Hitler & Nazi achievement.

- Controlled mass media - suppressed hostile newspapers, radio stations & broadcasting.

- Used film effectively to convey Nazi policy.

- Campaigned against "enemies of the Reich" (Commuinsts/Jews)

- Spread system of beleifs to persuade population to identify with the new regime.

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Propeganda

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- Lack of co-operation between components

- Opposition parties banned.

- Trade unions also banned.

- Opposition didn't have army as they were forced to swear an oath of alligience to Hitler.

- Enabling act (March 1933) outlawed other parties to create a one party state.

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Weakness of Opposition

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Economic :-
- Unemployment reduced to less than 1% by 1939 as oppose to 25.9% when Hitler became Chancellor (delivering his promise)
- Increased living standards.
- Introduced public work schemes.

Social :-
- "Kinder, kirche kuche." - women
- Youth policy - boys
- League of German maidens - girls

Religious :-
 - Created the "Volksgemeinschaft" - national community.
- Concordat with Catholic church.
- A Reichbishop appointed head of Protestant church,

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Success of Domestic Policies

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- Anschluss

- Sudetenland

- Reinland

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Foreign Policy Success

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- Used gestapo & ** to frighten people

- Nazi Police like state

- Ultimate penalty - Concentration camps

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Use of force & terror

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