The political system in Nazi Germany

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What was a key part of the Nazi's change in government?
The Enabling Act
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What did the Enabling act allow?
The chancellor to rule without the Reichstag for 4 years
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What was the Fuhrer's Will?
Hitler's overall vision and guidelines for action by the Nazi party
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The ambition and interpretation of Hitler's wishes did lead to an element of radicalisation of Nazi policy, give an example
The development of the euthanasia programme
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What was the Reich chancellory?
The central administrative body. Responsible for coordinating the responses of departments of new legislation
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What did Hitler promise not to abolish?
Elected state governments (in the Lander)
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Who was the non-Nazi Justice Minister from 1933 to 1941?
Franz Gurtner
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What 2 courts were created in March 1933
People's court & Special court
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What was Franz Gurtner unable to do?
Prevent ordinary courts losing power to the SS and Gestapo
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What was one branch of the state that remained largely untouched during the 1930's?
The foreign office
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What change took place in 1938 involving minister of foreign office?
Nazi Joachim von Ribbentrop replaced Neurath as foreign minister
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What was the main sector of political system that Hitler had to be wary with?
The Army
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What is Totalitarianism?
A political concept that implies all aspects of life within a state are under the control of either an individual or political group/party
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Which areas of German life remained outside Nazi control?
Big businesses, Churches, Social classes/structure, Private land ownership (unless Jewish)
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