Hitler's Germany final review

This event became known as the night of the long

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The SA became disempowered after Adolf Hitler ordered the "Blood purge" of 1934. This event became known as the Night of the Long Knives. The SA was effectively superseded by the SS, although it was not formally dissolved and banned until after the Third Reich's final capitulation to the Allied powers in 1945. Lebensraum - (help·info) (German for "habitat" or literally "space of life") was an important component of Nazi ideology in Germany. The Nazis supported territorial expansionism to gain Lebensraum ("living space") as being a law of nature for all healthy and vigorous peoples of superior races to displace people of inferior races; especially if the people of a superior race were facing overpopulation in their given territories.[1] The German Nazi Party claimed that Germany inevitably needed to territorially expand because it was facing an overpopulation crisis within its Treaty of Versailles-designed boundaries that Adolf Hitlerdescribed: "We are overpopulated and cannot feed ourselves from our own resources".[1] Thus expansion was justified as an inevitable necessity for Germany to pursue in order to end the country's overpopulation within existing confined territory, and provide resources necessary to its people's well-being.[1] The idea of a Germanic people without sufficient space dates back to long before Adolf Hitler brought it to prominence. The policy of Lebensraum implicitly assumed the superiority of Germans as members of an Aryan master race who by virtue of their superiority had the right to displace people deemed to be part of inferior races.[2] The Nazis insisted that Lebensraum needed to be developed as racially homogenous to avoid intermixing with peoples deemed to be part of inferior races.[2] As such peoples deemed to be part of inferior races living within territory selected to beLebensraum, were subject to expulsion or destruction.[2] The Nazis supported other nations that were pursuing their own Lebensraum, such as declaring support for Nazi Germany's ally Fascist Italy to pursue its own Lebensraum.[3] The Nazi regime invoked a variety of precedents to justify the pursuit of Lebensraum.[4] One was invoking the precedent of the United States.[2] Hitler declared that the size of European states was "absurdly small in comparison to their weight of colonies, foreign trade, etc.," which he contrasted to "the American Union which possesses at its base its own continent and touches the rest of the earth only with its summit."[2] Hitler noted that the colonization of the continental United States by Nordic peoples of Europe that had a large internal market, material reproduction, and fertile biological reproduction, provided the closest model to that of Lebensraum.[2] Freikorp- Between World War I and World War II the term was also used for the paramilitary organizations that arose during the Weimar Republic. Freikorps units fought both for and against the German state and formed the vanguard of the Nazi movement. An entire series of Freikorps awards also existed, mostly replaced in 1933 by the Honor Cross for World War I veterans. The meaning of the word Freikorps changed over time. After 1918, the term was used for
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