Nazi 1919-29

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What was the party membership in 1923?
55,000
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What was the party membership in 1925?
27,000
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What percentage of the vote did the NSDAP gain in the Dec 1924 elections?
3%
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What makes the Nazis poor electoral performance worse?
This was in spite of a favourable electoral system (PR)
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When was the Nazi Party officially refounded?
27th February 1925
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When did Hitler eventually overcome internal party friction?
In February 1926 at the Party conference in Bamberg
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When was Nazi membership in 1927?
72,000
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What happened to the Nazi Party whilst Hitler was in prison?
The party fell into disarray with its leading members split into factions and membership in decline
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What decisions did Hitler make during his time in prison?
1) He must establish his control over the party, 2) To work within the constitution was the only way to gain power, this would necessitate the creation of a structure geared towards success in elections
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Name some Nazi organisations established during this time?
The Hitler Youth, the Nazi Teachers' Association, the Union of Nazi Lawyers, the Order of German Women, the SS
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When was a new basic structure created for the party?
1927-8
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What did the Gaue regions reflect?
The electoral geography of Weimar's system of proportional representation - the Party was organised in 35 regions
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What was the significance of the 'survival of the fittest' principle in the party?
Theoretically allowed the most ruthless, dynamic and efficient to rise to power, this principle ensured at every level the party became ceaselessly active
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When did the Nazi Party take over its first municipality?
June 1929 - the Fraconian town of Coburg
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When was the 'German greeting' made compulsory?
1926
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In the 1928 elections what was percentage the NSDAP scored in the Schleswig-Holstein region?
18.1% and 17.7%
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Why was the NSDAP so successful in regions such as Schleswig-Holstein?
It was led locally by members of the farming community, the stress on an ideology of 'blood and soil' in which the peasant would be at the core of the national identity was attracted
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How did Hitler use propaganda to achieve a clear and recognisable identity for the party?
Techniques such as the Nazi salute, the swastika and the uniform
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What were the advantages of the Gauleiter system?
The strict hierarchy kept order and obedience, but, the Gauleiters were given considerable freedom to run political operations in their own areas and tailor the Nazi message to the concerns of their region
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