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Hitler used the enabling act to remove anything and everything which limited his authroity.

August 17th 1933: Nazi officials ere put in charge of local governments.

May 2nd 1933: Hitler closed trade unions, removed their funds and arrested trade union leaders.

July 14th 1933: "Law against formation of new parties" which meant only the Nazis could exist.

Germany became a one party state. 

The Night of the Long Knives

The stormtroopers had been loyal servants of the Nazi Party since their fromation in 1921. But once Hitler was in power, they had become a problem. The stormtroopers expected to be given well paid jobs in the government as a reward for their loyalty. Their leaders also wanted Hitler to merge the SA with the German army and pit the combined force under the command…


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