Powerful And Continuing Nationalism
The “Hitler Salute” is originally from the Roman Salute which was picked up
by Mussoli...
Disdain For The Recognition Of Human Rights
The Nazi’s disdain for human rights is
apparent in the concentration camps. Th...
Painting Jewish and Ethnic Minority’s As
Scapegoats
To increase support in Nazi Germany pre-WW2 the
Nazi political party n...
Military Supremacy
Hitler saw Nazi Germany as being at the
centre of Europe and as the great power of Europe,
the nation n...
Rampant Sexism in Nazi Germany
A woman's role in Nazi Germany role was that they
should be good mothers bringing up childr...
Censorship of the Media
Censorship ensured that Germans could
only see what the Nazi hierarchy wanted people to
see, hear ...
Obsession with National Security
As the Reichstag building burned down, Hitler
immediately declared that it was the signal...
Religion and Government are Intertwined
The greatest threat to Hitler was religion- a belief stronger than Nazism. Hitler ...
Protection Of Corporate Power
In Nazi Germany the split of power in the economic system is balanced towards the powerful
a...
Labor Power Is Suppressed
The Gestapo secret police of Nazi Germany was very effective at not only quelling any
possible t...
Disdain for Intellectual’s And The Arts
In Nazi Germany any art that was not approved of by
the Third Reich was either des...
Obsession with Crime and Punishment
The Nazi party set up a secret police
force called the Schutzstaffel abbreviated
SS. T...
Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
In Nazi Germany Cronyism was used to great effect to satisfy the politically powerful and
...
Fraudulent Elections
In Nazi Germany due to the enabling act there was almost 0 fairness in the political system.
The enab...
References
• http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/08/23/robert-fulford-on-the-hitler-salute-t...
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  1. 1. Powerful And Continuing Nationalism The “Hitler Salute” is originally from the Roman Salute which was picked up by Mussolini in Italy and later taken by Hitler. It became mandatory in 1926. It was a identifiable system for all German's that showed commitment to their cause and to their leader Hitler. It is now universally associated with Hitler’s Nazi Party.
  2. 2. Disdain For The Recognition Of Human Rights The Nazi’s disdain for human rights is apparent in the concentration camps. Those who didn’t comply with the Nazis had to expect discrimination, persecution, Imprisonment and death. Brutal enforcement against dissidents and so called “subhuman beings” was part of daily life of the Nazi/Aryan system, common within the day to day livings of the average German citizen. People did not have the right to express their beliefs about this situation, nor did they have the right to many of their basic rights such as the right of free speech, freedom of movement, and the freedom of media.
  3. 3. Painting Jewish and Ethnic Minority’s As Scapegoats To increase support in Nazi Germany pre-WW2 the Nazi political party needed to paint a public enemy for the common people to focus their discontent and problems on. This common enemy was the Jew's and other unpopular ethnic minorities. Such as Gypsies, blacks and Homosexuals. Through this they were able to gather a strong patriotism and sense of nationalism.
  4. 4. Military Supremacy Hitler saw Nazi Germany as being at the centre of Europe and as the great power of Europe, the nation needed a strong military. In 1933, Hitler ordered his army generals to prepare to increase the size of the army to 300,000 men. He ordered the Air Ministry to plan to build 1,000 war planes disguised as passenger airplanes. For two years, the German military expanded in secret, by March 1935, Hitler felt strong enough to go public on Nazi Germany's military expansion - which broke the terms of the Versailles Treaty. There would be compulsory military conscription in Nazi Germany and that the army would be increased to 550,000 men. Hitler stated, from even the 1920's, that he wanted "lebensraum" (or living space) for the German people as a whole, wherever they existed. Hitler felt that to be a strong nation they would need a strong army in order to expand and hold ground.
  5. 5. Rampant Sexism in Nazi Germany A woman's role in Nazi Germany role was that they should be good mothers bringing up children at home while their husbands worked. From their earliest years, girls were taught in their schools that all good German women married at a young age to a proper German and that the wife’s task was to keep a decent home for her working husband and to have children. All women - married or single – were told to have 4 children and that the fathers of these children had to be "racially pure“. Women were not expected to wear make-up or trousers. The dyeing of hair was not allowed nor was perms. Only flat shoes were expected to be worn. Women were discouraged from slimming as this was considered bad for child birth. Women were encouraged to have a well built figure. As slim women, so it was taught, would have problems in pregnancy. Women were also discouraged from smoking, not because it was linked to problems with pregnancies but because it was considered non-German to do so. There was tax reductions for woman that would have a large family. Married women were excluded from civil services and other professions. Employers were encouraged to employ men opposed to women. Abortion was restricted and birth control for Aryans was condemned. They did it because of traditional values, sexism, children and more jobs for men as women filled their duties
  6. 6. Censorship of the Media Censorship ensured that Germans could only see what the Nazi hierarchy wanted people to see, hear what they wanted them to hear and read only what the Nazis deemed acceptable. The Gestapo dealt with anyone who went outside of these boundaries harshly and severely. Censorship dominated the lives of the ordinary citizen in Nazi Germany. With the Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels creating a way to influence the populous. Newspapers, radio and all forms of media were put under the control of the Nazi political party, censoring what could be heard seen or read. Anything that insulted the Nazi political party’s control of party or tried to usurp their power was dealt with by the Gestapo.
  7. 7. Obsession with National Security As the Reichstag building burned down, Hitler immediately declared that it was the signal for a communist takeover of the nation. Hitler knew that if he was to convince President Hindenburg to give him emergency powers - as stated in the Weimar Constitution - he had to play on the old president's fear of communism, because of the old President’s fear for National Security he was able to come to power. People were employed in each street, in each building complex etc. with the sole purpose of keeping an eye on others in their 'area' and reporting them to the authorities if they believed that something was amiss or was a threat to their power. All the Nazis’ major opponents were killed, exiled or put in prison by the Gestapo and sentenced to the Concentration camps.
  8. 8. Religion and Government are Intertwined The greatest threat to Hitler was religion- a belief stronger than Nazism. Hitler tried to make a peace with the churches claiming that he was catholic on some occasions. Many Christians refused to accept Nazi ideas and some died for their beliefs. Others were prepared to accept Nazi ideas, especially when Hitler set up a Reich Church. The swastika and the cross were put side by side. This shows how they were finally at peace and had come to an agreement. Hitler used Christian vocabulary. He talked about the blessing of the almighty and how the Christian beliefs would become pillars of the new state. He handed out deeply religious stories to the press, especially the church papers. It was reported, for example, the he showed his tattered Bible to some deaconesses and declared that he drew from the strength for his great work from the word of God.
  9. 9. Protection Of Corporate Power In Nazi Germany the split of power in the economic system is balanced towards the powerful and wealthy. The Nazi party needed the support of the high class in their rise towards power and by creating economic rules that cater towards the wealthy and powerful they were able to acquire this and keep it. The goal of Germany’s economic was to make several poor country’s rely upon Nazi Germany for trade, providing Germany with a constant influx of goods and a stable economy pre-war.
  10. 10. Labor Power Is Suppressed The Gestapo secret police of Nazi Germany was very effective at not only quelling any possible threat to their power, but inspiring fear so that these kind of things would not start. This prevented many uprisings of the worker class. In addition to this unions were not allowed due to the power that they had in uniting the working class as a single power towards the government. There were state-run labor groups however they were highly censored and controlled by the government.
  11. 11. Disdain for Intellectual’s And The Arts In Nazi Germany any art that was not approved of by the Third Reich was either destroyed or not allowed. According to Hitler true art was “Artists who are able to impress upon the State of the German people the cultural stamp of the Germanic race... in their origin and in the picture which they present they are the expressions of the soul and the ideals of the community." The artist’s were required to create art that portrayed the German’s in either glorified war scenes, or anything that painted the Nazi’s cause as honorable and just. Art was largely used as a form of propaganda. http://fcit.usf.edu/HOLOCAUST/ARTS/ARTREICH.HTM
  12. 12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment The Nazi party set up a secret police force called the Schutzstaffel abbreviated SS. The SS was made for personal protection of Adolf Hitler. As such, the SS had a lead role in the “Final Solution”, the extermination of the Jewish and other inferior races, killing approximately 12 million people. The SS had almost unlimited power in Nazi Germany to accomplish whatever it is they felt that they needed to do, killing and kidnapping countless people. The average citizen looked over this offense in the name of patriotism which was mainly a result of the strong propaganda of the time.
  13. 13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption In Nazi Germany Cronyism was used to great effect to satisfy the politically powerful and wealthy. By electing people to high-ranking positions in his army/political structure Hitler was able to get the support of many, ensuring that there was little opposition to his power. With most Fascist and Totalitarian nations there was also a unfair distribution of wealth to the select few, giving funds for extravagant projects and etc.
  14. 14. Fraudulent Elections In Nazi Germany due to the enabling act there was almost 0 fairness in the political system. The enabling act allowed the Nazi party and Hitler to be the single totalalitarian power, and allowed him to move away from the Weimar Constitution. Hitler then systematically destroyed all opposition to his political party , the communist party and other key opponents were banned from the political system. The other political party’s were firmly encouraged to disband. With these events Nazi Germany became a single party state, with complete control over the voting process and who led the country.
  15. 15. References • http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/08/23/robert-fulford-on-the-hitler-salute-the- meaning-of-a-gesture.aspx • www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/index.php?ModuleId=10005263 • http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/Jews_Nazi_Germany.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_Germany • http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/Nazi%20Germany.htm • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/GERnazigermany.htm • http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/naziregime.html

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