What are were some methods used by the nazis to control the military?
Answer Greetings Before World War 2 the German Army was enticed to support the Nazis by the elimination of the Brown Shirts. The Brown Shirts were the street thugs of the Nazis. They fought with communist groups for control of many cities in large street brawls. The Brown Shirts believed they were the Future army of Germany once the Nazis took over. The Germany army although small with 100,000 members in the early 1930s was well trained and had some weapons. A fight between the Brown Shirts and the Army would have been bloody and might have destroyed the Nazis. In order to keep the German army loyal to the Nazis the Leadership of the Brown Shirts or SA were either killed or packed off to prison on 29th June, 1934 also called the Night of Long Knives. The brown shirts troops were over the next few years drafted into the rapidly expanding German army. The Germany army then swore an oath to Hitler as their leader. Hitler in turn kept the General Staff and promised much in the weapons of m