Hitler's Rule in the Third Reich

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Term 3 History Research Paper Discuss the impacts of Hitler's political, social and economical control of Germany in the Third Reich. (1500 words) Hitler rose to power after President Hindenburg's demise yielded him presidency in addition to the Chancellor role he already held. This made him the Fuhrer (Supreme Leader) with complete control of Germany. He took numerous political, social and economical measures to ensure his popularity amongst his people so as to prevent rebellion. He already in fact had some of these measures implemented way before Hindenburg's death in August 1934, when he was just Chancellor. These policies kept him in power until his death in 1945. Hitler's political control was about making him the sole…show more content…
Boys were taught about military service and girls about housekeeping. Both did camping and other activities to unite with others and serve Germany together. Parents were encouraged to have many children such that more youths could join this scheme. Secondly Germans were also brainwashed into discrimination against Jews and other minorities via the media such that the atrocities against them were justified. They also, through broadcasts and newspapers (heavily censored by Nazis), rallies and march parties like the annual Nuremberg rally, developed pro-Nazi sentiments. Joseph Goebbels, Minister for Enlightenment & Propaganda, placed loudspeakers everywhere such that Germans all heard Hitler's speeches and controlled all forms of art. Hitler also promised law and order unlike in Bolshevism, economic expansion and a ‘Greater Germany' instead of one undermined by the Treaty of Versailles (he tore it up). Germans also took pride in the latest technological advancements in Germany and their state-of-the-art stadium for the 1936 Olympics, where they enjoyed a sterling performance, which Goebbels used to prove the notion of Aryan superiority. Thirdly religion was also controlled with all churches branching out from one central Reich Church that revered Nazi policies. Priests and nuns who disagreed were imprisoned. Hitler even had the audacity to suggest an alternative
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