When was the Enabling Act passed in Germany? How did this act establish dictatorship of Hitler in Germany?
On 3rd March, 1933, the famous Enabling Act was passed in Germany.
This Act established dictatorship of Hitler in Germany in the following ways:
- This Act gave Hitler all powers to sideline the Parliament and rule by decree.
- All political parties and trade unions, except the Nazi party and its affiliates were banned in Germany.
- The new state machinery under Hitler established complete control over the economy, media, army and judiciary of Germany.
- Special surveillance and security forces were created to control the society. These included the Gestapo (secret state police), the SS (The protection Squads), Criminal police and the Security Service (SD).