The Night of the Long Knives

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When was the Night of the Long Knives?
30th June 1934
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Why did the NLK happen?
The SA, especially Rohm, wanted a 'Second Revolution' and wanted a more political role for the SA, as well some fundamental social and economic reforms. There was a power struggle between the SA and the army.
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What happened on the NLK?
Rohm and the main leaders of the SA were shot, as well as Schleicher and Strasser.
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What were the effects of the purge?
The German army had endorsed Hitler's regime; Army swore personal oath of allegiance to Hitler; SA virtually disarmed; Emergence of S S; Hitler had secured his own personal political supremacy; When Hindenburg died, there was no political crisis.
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Which was more important in the establishment of the Nazi Dictatorship: Night of the Long Knives or the 1933 Enabling Act?
The Enabling Act was more important because it facilitated the creation of the dictatorship for at least 4 years, which was likely to outrun Hindenburg's life. Without it, he could not have bypassed the Reichstag to get rid of opposition.
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The SA, especially Rohm, wanted a 'Second Revolution' and wanted a more political role for the SA, as well some fundamental social and economic reforms. There was a power struggle between the SA and the army.

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Which was more important in the establishment of the Nazi Dictatorship: Night of the Long Knives or the 1933 Enabling Act?

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