President of the Weimar Republic Paul Von Hindenburg made Hitler chancellor of Germany. Shortly after, there was a mysterious fire broke out in the Reichstag, the parliament building of Germany. Blaming the act of arson on communists and other ‘enemy of the state,
Hitler passed the First Fire decree in 1933 which suspended civic, rights like freedom of speech, press, and assembly and thus effectively controlling the German population. Other measures he undertook to systematically dismantle democracy in Germany were:
(I) The Enabling Act was passed which gave all powers to Hitler to Sideline Parliament and rule by decree.
(ll) All political parties with the exception of the Nazi Party were banned. The members of these banned parties were either imprisoned, exiled, or assassinated.
(III) The communists were eradicated with the remaining members being sent to concentration camps.
(IV) Special security forces such as the SA, SS, SD, and Gestapo were created to control and order society in ways that the Nazis wanted. These organizations were given extra-judicial powers.
(V) In schools, children were taught to be loyal and submissive hate Jews, and worship Hitler cultivating a personality cult in the process.
(VI) Nazi youth organizations, the like 'Jungvolk' and 'Hitler Youth' were created where the youth were taught hate democracy, communism, Jews, and other ‘undesirables.Answered by Vishal kumar | 1 year ago