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German People's Union (Deutsches Volksbund)- socialist federal republic, located in the former Third Reich. Appeared in 1930. Ruled by Popular Front, a coalition of several left parties
In 1930, the new German Empire (Third Reich) was in deep crisis. The monarch, Ernst-August 3rd, in fact, had no power, the army clashed with civil society, the economic crisis is rapidly destroying the German economy, and burst into power USDPD and the DAP, eager to establish socialist republic in Germany. Finally, in May 1930 the two parties jointly organized almost bloodless seizure of power, almost without resistance. In place of the New German Empire was proclaimed the German People's Union.
DAP and USDPD formed the Popular Front, which formed a new government in Germany. Leader of USDPD, Ernst Thalmann, became president of the German Union, and the head of the DAP, Otto Strasser, became chancellor.
The revival of economy and political stabilization
The government of the Popular Front for the salvation of the economy has taken drastic measures, introduced universal labor conscription and created labor armies, who built the factories, autobahnes and residential areas, nationalized banks and industry, among the peasants was carried out campaigning for the union of cooperatives (similar of kolkhoz) and community (similar of sovkhoz). The government has created Central Economic Management and adopted by the first seven-year plan (1931-1938)
In 1933, the new US president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt recognized the German Union. Immediately after that started a big German-American economic cooperation. With the help of the United States, Germany was one of the strongest in Europe arms industry, regain a strong navy, and solve the housing problem. By 1935, the standard of living in the German Union increased by 2 times compared to 1930
In 1933 he returned to normal and the political situation in the country were legalized political parties other than members of the Popular Front. So, were legalized the Social Democrats, became the main opposition party
In the 30th years in many European countries- the Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark, Albania, France, Spain- came to power leftist pro-German government. Working with them gave even more than the co-operation with the United States, as they have opened their markets in Germany, providing it with a number of scarce resources for Germany. After entering the German forces in France in 1937 Germany and her friendly European countries signed the Treaty of Trier (Trier union) on the joint coordination of social, economic and foreign policy. Also, the people of Trier union could move from one country to another. Under the guidance of such renowned architects as Le Corbusier, and Albert Speer, were rebuilt for public housing and greater convenience the major cities of Europe
Germany in WW II
In 1932, the DAP led by Chancellor Otto Strasser of the land reform carried out by dividing the whole of Germany into a number of land, each of whom is a member of the German Union
1. Free state of Rhineland
2. Free state of Westphalia
3. Free state of Hanover
4. Free state of Hessen
5. Free state of Baden-Württemberg
6. Free state of Bavaria
7. Free state of Thuringia
8. Free state of Saxony
9. Free state of Saxony-Anhalt
10. Free state of Brandenburg
11. Free state of Schleswig-Holstein
12. Free state of Mecklenburg
13. Free state of Pomerania
14. Free state of West Prussia
15. Free state of Posen
16. Free state of Silesia
17. Free state of East Prussia
18. Commune of Berlin
19. Commune of Hamburg
20. Commune of Bremen