The Elimination of Trade Unions

            Another major factor in the Nazis political domination was their elimination of Trade Unions. Laws were passed stating that no organisation was to exist independently of the Nazi Party and in May 1933, Trade Unions were banned. The Party outlawed strikes, saying that they were “contrary to national interests” and the Nazi Labour Front established fixed wage levels. These changes meant that workers had no-one to fight their case against the Government, no-one to protect their rights. It is clear to see that the Nazi Party began to monopolize the whole of Germany, thus allowing no part of the country to exist if not part of the state. Historian Geoff Layton says that “the Nazi Party claimed sole political authority over every aspect of German life” and this seems to be indisputable. 

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