The Night of Long Knives

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Hitler wasn't completely in control of the...
SA (brown shirts), who were under the leadership of Ernst Röhm
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Hitler was suspicious as Röhm wanted to make...
the SA into a second army
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Hitler thought that the SA could challenge...
his leadership
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Hitler wanted to...
use the SS as a replacement for the SA
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On the night of 30th June 1934, Hitler used the SS to...
arrest and shoot leading members of the SA
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Hitler accused Röhm of...
plotting to otherthrow and murder him (was later shot in his prison cell)
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Hitler told the Reichstag that he had acted swiftly to...
save the nation from a potential civil war (which was accepted as it was made up of mostly Nazis)
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Hindenburg thanked Hitler for his...
determined action which had nipped treason in the bud
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The SA was disbanded later but remained as a...
Nazi Paramilitary Organisation, but was much inferior than the SS
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Soon after the event, Hindenburg died and Hitler...
took over as Supreme Leader (Fuhrer)
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On 2nd August 1934, the entire army...
swore an oath of loyalty to him
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They agreed to stay out of politics and...
to serve him
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In return, Hitler spent vast amounts of money on rearment, brought back conscription and...
made plans to make Germany a great ilitary power again
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Card 2

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the SA into a second army

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Hitler was suspicious as Röhm wanted to make...

Card 3

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his leadership

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Card 4

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use the SS as a replacement for the SA

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Card 5

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arrest and shoot leading members of the SA

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