German Government Passes Law Giving Individual German States Sweeping Powers

German Government Passes Law Giving Individual German States Sweeping Powers

Prussian Minister of Justice Hanns Kerrl Has the § Symbol (Denotes German Legal Articles) is Hung from the Gallows (1934)

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The German government passes the Erstes Gleichschaltungsgesetz ("First Gleichschaltung Law"), giving the governments of the individual German Länder (states) the same sweeping powers which the central government had just received with the Enabling Act.

This is greeted enthusiastically by politicians of the German states who expected to now have a free hand to wield power as they see fit. In just a few days, however, they'll all be replaced with a Reichsstatthalter (proconsul) appointed by the central government in Berlin and it's this Reichsstatthalter who will actually benefit from the new authority granted to state governments.

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