USM Open Source History Text: The World at War: World History 1914-1945Main MenuIntroduction: A Mural as WindowOn Diego Rivera's Detroit IndustryThe World Around 1914, Part I: the Journey of Young GandhiThe World Around 1914, Part II: The Era of Nationalism and Imperialism (1848-1914)The First World WarThe Long Russian Revolution (1917 – 1929)The Decline of the West? Europe from 1919 – 1929A New Middle East: The Rise of the Middle East State SystemChina Between Qing Collapse and WWIILatin America Between Boom and Bust (1911-1929)Africa Under Colonial Rule: Politics and Race from 1914‐1939The United States from The First World War to the Great DepressionThe Great DepressionThree Varieties of Radicalism in the 1930s: Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Imperial JapanThree Responses to Modernity: Ho Chi Minh, Ibn Saud, and Getulio VargasThe Second World WarSeth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c
Nazi Germany on the Eve of War
12017-07-14T23:02:54-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c192373plain2017-09-19T07:30:17-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929cThe Nazi state was at war well before the beginning of WWII. In fact, the Nazis presided over a ceaseless drive toward violence and the eradication of opposition from the moment they took power after the Reichstag Fire in 1933, as we have seen. In a previous section, we have discussed the building blocks of the Nazi ideology. Here, we will describe the main attributes of the Nazi state as it developed into its mature form by the end of the 1930s. The following characteristics formed the basis of the Nazi state. 1) Führer (leader) principle and the unity of the Volk under the leadership of the Führer; 2) Permanent crisis; 3) Terror; and 4) Autarky.