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Here are a few key changes. Sources - this german article (that focusses on political opression) and a book and the history of munichs police in the Nazi era, that I read but don't have on hands now. already in Feb. 33, the so called "Schiesserlass" (shooting decree) guaranteed immunity for policemen whoe used deadly force against declared enemies of the ...


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An interesting fact was that Turkey actually proposed a tripartite alliance against German expansin at Balkans between Turkey, the USSR and Britain. They proposed to attack Germany in case they invaded Romania. But after Molotov-Ribbentrop pact was concluded such alliance became infeasible. The British proposed Turkey to make a bilateral treaty but Turkey ...


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Had Hitler's plan to conquer both the Caucasus (part of Operation Barbarossa) and British-occupied Palestine (through Rommel) worked, Germany's intent was to link up both forces through Turkey. If Turkey would not have given its consent to German troop movements across its territory, then probably Germany would have attacked Turkey. Both German campaigns ...


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The laws against "normal" crimes remained in tact, it was only AFTER criminals were detained that the difference became clear: ordinary criminals were appointed as Kapo's (not really clear where the word originated - the Italian capo for boss would be the most likely), who were allowed to perform a reign of terror over the political prisoners and Jews.


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2 Reasons: 1. Had to do with the early attitude of the Nazis towards moving the German Jews to Palestina. A friendly Turkey would serve the purpose as a large guardian state to keep Palestina in check. 2. Turkey was a muslim state and Hitler sought to galvanize the muslim world against the Jews - the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem would become one of Hitler's ...


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Like all totalitarian societies, the "Third Reich" had an expansive and efficient police capability. There were no "rights" in the sense of the Bill of Rights like the United States has. Individual police captains and magistrates had wide ranging powers to decide on criminal matters. Police could lock up private citizens for any reason for any length of ...


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The Nazis actually ramped up law enforcement through use of paramilitary and broadening of police jurisdiction, allowing "preventative action" arrests, and other actions that ended up causing a drop in crime. Crimes were treated the same as in the Weimar Republic, but of course there was a lot more racist and totalitarian undertone. Source


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The Night of the Long Knives was undertaken to pacify the GENERALS and officers of the German Army, not the soldiers. The problem arose because Hitler's private "army," the S.A., was actually larger than the official army of 100,000 men permitted by the Versailles Treaty. So the leaders of the S.A. demanded that the less-numerous army be placed under them. ...


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You (or your history professors) are overly concerned with the sexual orientation and/or criminal tendencies of the SA leadership. And you make the curious assumption (or seem to) that homosexuals and paedophiles aren't to be found in the aristocracy. Yes, the German Army, with its aristocratic leadership, wanted the SA neutered. But only because it was ...


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Hitler actually wanted his generals to attack and capture Turkey but his generals changed his mind. They could capture Istanbul but that's it...if German army entered Anatolia, they would be annihilated in a matter of weeks. Turks proved how they fight by beating England and France in Dardanelles. after 8 months of fierce fighting, Brits had to run away ...


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As Oldcat said, no, Hitler had no plan for defeating the US outright. He didn't need to have one. It was enough that he believed that the Japan had one, and could carry it on up to victory. Thus, his declaration of war against the US was a strategic move, very similar to the declaration of war by the UK to Japan at about the same time. Churchill explains ...


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The decrypted "Ultra" evidence revealed in "Marching Orders" suggests just the opposite: that the Japanese were more likely to attack Soviet Siberia if the Germans were successful in the Soviet Union, e.g. at Moscow, Stalingrad and/or the Caucasus, than if they attacked the United States. Therefore, in theory, Hitler should have concentrated his arms ...


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Hitler did, in fact, go to war with Italy, de facto, if not de jure. His "excuse" was to restore the "rightful" Italian government (under Mussolini). This was after the Italians rebelled and went over to the allies in 1943. If the Axis had been winning, the Italians might have rebelled (against Mussolini) anyway, because of the hardships of the war. In ...


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I think most of you are passing by the real answers. I don't think Finance is about where you create work, business, etc. It's about LENDING money. Who was lending money to Hitler. Regulars Companies are too small to lend that huge amount of money. The only companies that were able to were the Banks. I read an interesting article, well sourced, about ...


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I assume you are talking about the SD "operational situational report" of that date (23 JUL 1941). In English translation, the report begins with a political assessment, concluding "...the Jew remains dangerous and hostile in this area." then goes on to say "A solution of the Jewish question during the war seems impossible in this area because of the ...


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Operation Sunrise led to the surrender of all Axis forces in Italy on 2 May 1945, 5 days before VE day. Several high ranking officers were involved in the negotiations and the story is complicated, but Field Marshall Albert Kesselring, the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theater, knew of the negotiations and ultimately approved - I would call this a ...


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I don't think SS uniform skull is in any way related to similar insignia in other nations, as suggested by @TheHonRose. I believe it was introduced by Hugo Boss circa 1933 when he designed Nazi uniforms, and the meaning of it was something like "Loyal until death". I don't recall the reference though; you may want to look into early history of Hugo Boss ...



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