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Hitler policy - Gleichschaltung

Coordination, Bringing into line

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Lebensraum

German aim of pursuing territorial expansion in order to gain 'Living space' for the German people

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Hitler Policy - Volksgermainschaft

"People's community" nazi concept of entailing unity of all members of the "racial" community who adhered to Nazi Ideology and race. Ayrans would belong, non Aryans would not.

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Polycracy

Many centres of power. Power is shared between many different bases. Often these bases will complete with each other for power.

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Cumulative Radicalisation

The Process by which policies in Nazi Germany became more and more extreme due to the widespread desire to impress Hitler/gain power by making the most radical suggestion.

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Charismatic Leadership

Leadership based on victories (against unemployment, etc). These victories have to keep happening for the regime to sustain support.

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Chaotic, Feudal competition

Dr Flint's way of describing the governing style of the Nazi State.

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2nd Reich: Weltpolitik

"World Politics" - German policy of becoming a great power/empire

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2nd Reich : Flottenpolitik

German policy of building a navy to rival that of Britain and become a dominant naval power

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2nd Reich : Sammlingspolitik

"Politics of Concentration" - Von Bulow's aim to build an alliance of conservative interests within the 2nd Reich between conservatives, liberals, Junkers and industrialists. Which would present a broad front against the threat of socialism. `

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2nd Reich - Burgfriede/n

Concept, created during WW1, of national unity based on shared suffering. Used to unite Germany

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2nd Reich - Siegfriede

The belief that Germany was fighting for a victory of peace. That annexations of territory and to establish supremacy in Europe were Germany's aims in WW1

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2nd Reich - Defensive War

The Belief that Germany was fighting a war for the main purpose of defending itself other nations (SDP held this view)