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the SA was trained to obtain the ruling power for the Nazi Party by an Coup d'État. Hitler however gained his power by regular election and was fully satisfied with it.
That's very well explained thank you!
I like Phylo's analogy to the Maoist cultural revolution (a view I had not considered), using his radical and violent SA to clean up the streets and subdue the Socialists and Communists.
When compared with the French or Russian Revolutions, this was on the whole quite bloodless (the Nazis prided themselves on this point)...
Hitler later had to purge his Brown Battallions at the behest of the reactionary and conservative forces of the army, who felt they had gone far enough
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