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1

What was the name for 'enforced coordination'

Gleichschaltung

2

Why was there initially confusion with Gleichschaltung

Nazi creations lived alongside existing bodies - Nazi systems placed on top

= duplications of functions

3

What did Hitler's press chief later call Gleichschaltung

"biggest confusion in government that ever existed"

4

Why were the Nazi's opposed to the federal structure

went against Nazi wish for a fully unified country

5

What was done to allow Nazi's to control at local level

March 1933 Regional parliaments resolved and reformed

Centralisation - federal governments subordinate to central government

6

What was appointed in March 1933 in the Federal Structure

Reich Governors

(usually gauleiters)

7

Why was Hitler fearful of trade unions?

Had demonstrated their power against the right when calling a general strike, bringing down the Kapp Putsch

8

What happened to the trade unions under Gleichschaltung?

SA and SS infiltrated premises

Stole funds and arrested leaders

Organisations absorbed into the DAF

9

What does the DAF stand for

German Labour Front

10

What control did the DAF have

lost the right to negotiate wages / conditions

more of a control instrument than workers interests

11

What was the Nazi want in terms of political parties

To have authoritarian rule with one party state

12

What happened to the SPD shortly after trade union destruction

assets seized and party banned

13

In June 1933 what significantly happened within the political parties

most willingly dissolved

even Nazi coalition partners (Nationalists)

14

in July 1933 which political party dissolved

Catholic party

15

When was there a decree that stated the Nazi Party would be the only legal political party of Germany

July 14th

16

Was the Gleichschaltung a success?

+ Nazified many areas of public life

- Failed to have large impression on churches / army

- call for lower ranks for a 'revolution from below'