Nazis Eliminate Reichsrat in Germany, Centralizing Government Power

Nazis Eliminate Reichsrat in Germany, Centralizing Government Power

Adolf Hitler at the Reichstag, 1941
Source: Deutsches Bundesarchiv

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The German government dissolves the Reichsrat, the political institution which gives German Länder (states) representation and influence at the federal level in Germany.

Since all their own political institutions had already been dissolved in January, this effectively eliminates all political power and authority of the German states, leaving all political power in the hands of the central government — and all the political power of the central government is in the hands of Adolf Hitler.

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